- PEOPLES PROGRESSIVE PARTY was founded on a platform of
returning government, electoral control, spending control,
policing, and political authority to the teaming masses and
communities of Nigeria, who has been systematically and
institutionally abused, disenfranchised and enslaved, rendered
powerless and politically irrelevant in their own land by the
political class from the time of the colonialists to the present
came about as a product of necessity. It was born by a group of
dedicated and patriotic non-establishment and non-conforming
politicians while participating at the 2005/2006 PEOPLES'
NATIONAL CONFERENCE organized by the Pro-democracy group, PRONACO.
The party is fast assuming the consciousness of the nation.
HAS THREE PRIMARY POLICY THRUSTS:
To actively pursue programs, discussions and legislation leading
to a new constitution rooted in the people and a self-sustaining
structure for the union states of the federation. In other
words, our party will pursue policies and processes leading to
the self determination of union nations of Nigeria to enable our
different components freely determine their political status and
freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
This is true FEDERATION as opposed to the unitary and
dictatorial concept currently in practice, where the central
government "knows-all" and "does-all" to the
detriment of our national aspirations. In line with the relevant
United Nations' Charter, PPP views the right of our people to,
directly and without coercion, determine their varied and common
destinies as an integral component of Basic Human Rights and our
common Fundamental Freedoms and we will work assiduously to the
realization of this principal constitutional prerogative.
To transform the system of governance so as to foster sustained
balanced development throughout Nigeria. We offer a Tripartite
Governing Model where government actions and expenditures are
subject to direct oversight of the various communities they
serve; the communities in turn made accountable to their
residents. We have articulated concrete plans and structures of
governance to create real and tangible partnerships between the
government and the various communities that make up our country.
Our party is built on the simple and clear principle of
partnership with the people in the day-to-day exercise of
governance. Our government will be a real partnership between
the people, their communities and the government agencies. This
policy thrust will promote programs and policies of
self-actualization and self-enhancement of Nigerians and their
communities to usher in genuine security, peace and
reconciliation, and implement programs for the rehabilitation of
all victims of internal strife, epidemics and other disasters.
The State led by PPP will take the leadership role in the
economy to ensure peace, equality and dignity of the human
person and equitable progressive development of the entire
country on the basis of public interest, equity and justice.
PPP will let the PEOPLE CONTROL THE MONEY in various sectors of
our national endeavor, such as, Projects and Service deliveries,
Education, Healthcare, etc. The money belongs to the people of
Nigeria. PPP will let them control it. We will take direct
control of the nation's funds out of the hands of the corrupt
elite and government bureaucracy. This is the only way to
institutionally combat corruption and free our people to develop
their communities. Our revolutionary policies to rebuild and
reconstruct Nigeria is predicated on six pillars:
Decentralization of infrastructure delivery to empower local
solutions to local problems.
Decentralization of law enforcement to achieve lasting and
enduring internal security; Implementation of local control of
policing through Community Police Boards, CPBs.
Implementation of local control of basic education through
Community School Boards, CSBs.
Implementation of local control of projects and service
delivery through Community Project Funds, CPFs.
Implementation of local control of healthcare delivery through
Community Health Cooperatives, CHHs.
Implementation of local control of electoral voting through
Community Vote Control Initiative, CVCI.
SUMMARY OF PPP THREE POINT POLICY AGENDA:
Pursue and actualize a NEW CONSTITUTION ROOTED IN THE PEOPLE,
where the power of the people is enshrined supreme through the
processes of REFERENDA AND SELF-DETERMINATION by component
unions in the federation.
Implement open accountability-driven TRIPARTITE MODEL OF
GOVERNANCE involving the government on the one hand, the
communities on the other, and the people to close the loop of
sound and transparent accountability of government actions and
Implement COMMUNITY CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES through
community oversight boards, which shall operate and run
government projects and services delivered to the community;
Community Police Boards, Community School Boards, Community
Project Funds, Community Health Boards, and Community Vote
Control Initiative, CVCI.