Northern People's Congress

The Northern People's Congress (NPC) is a political party in Nigeria.[1] Formed in June 1949, the party held considerable influence in the Northern Region from the 1950s until the military coup of 1966. It was formerly a cultural organization known as Jamiyaar Mutanen Arewa. After the Nigerian Civil War of 1967, the NPC subsequently became a minor party.[2]

Northern People's Congress
Jamiyaar Mutanen Arewa (Hausa)
LeaderSir Ahmadu Bello
FoundedJune 1949 (1949-06)
Dissolved16 January 1966 (1966-01-16)
Succeeded byArewa Consultative Forum
Political positionCentre-right

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  1. ^ "Northern People's Congress (NPC) - Oxford Islamic Studies Online". Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  2. ^ Sklar R.L “Nigerian Political Parties: Power in an Emergent African Nation”, pp.381-383. Africa World Press, 2004