• Short Summary

    IN NIGERIA, THE NEWLY-FORMED UNITED PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (UPGA) HAS LAUNCHED ITS NATIONAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN A TOUR BY THE ELECTION SQUAD THROUGH KANO AND KATSINA, IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

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    IN NIGERIA, THE NEWLY-FORMED UNITED PROGRESSIVE GRAND ALLIANCE (UPGA) HAS LAUNCHED ITS NATIONAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN A TOUR BY THE ELECTION SQUAD THROUGH KANO AND KATSINA, IN NORTHERN NIGERIA. THE SQUAD, LED BY DR. MICHAEL OKPARA, PREMIER OF EASTERN NIGERIA, ARRIVED IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF KANO ON THURSDAY EVENING, AND IN KATSINA THE FOLLOWING DAY.

    DR. OKPARA'S SQUAD ENTERED KANO LEADING A PROCESSION OF CARS BEDECKED WITH PARTY SYMBOLS AND FLAGS. ALTHOUGH THE ENTOURAGE WAS AN HOUR BEHIND ITS SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME, A CROWD OF MORE THAN 2,000 SUPPORTERS GREETED IT AS IT ARRIVED ATKANO'S KOFAR-MATA FIELD.

    EARLY NEXT DAY, THE SQUAD SET OUT FOR THE TOWN OF KATSINA, ABOUT 108 MILES AWAY. THERE, ANOTHER BIG CROWD WAS ADDRESSED BY DR. OKPARA AND MEMBERS OF HIS SQUAD, WHICH INCLUDED FEDERAL AND REGIONAL MINSTERS OF THE RULING NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NIGERIAN CITIZENS, AND PARLIAMENTARIANS OF THE ACTION GROUP.

    (DR. OKPARA IS ALSO NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE NCNC. THE NEW UPGA INCLUDES DISSIDENT MEMBERS OF THE RULING NCNC, AND WILL CONTEST THE ELECTIONS -- EXPECTED NEXT MONTH --IN ALLIANCE WITH THE ACTION GROUP. NO FIRM DATE FOR THE ELECTIONS HAS YET BEEN SET.

    DR. OKPARA PLEDGED IN LAGOS LAST MONTH THAT, IF ELECTED TO POWER, THE UPGA WOULD CREATE NEW STATES IN NIGERIA, LEGISLATE AGAINST TRIBALISM, AND WRITE THE GOAL OF SOCIALISM INTO THE COUNTRY'S CONSTITUTION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAST3Y3EYJS3LFAMGYVG4J8VK1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAST3Y3EYJS3LFAMGYVG4J8VK1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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