Citizens Popular Party (CPP) is one the parties that survived deregistration of political parties by INEC.
It was founded by the renowned legal luminary, Olisa Agbakoba,OON,SAN; a man known for his zero-tolerance for injustice, his spirit of nationalism and passion for the citizenry.
Created initially as the Green Party, it was renamed the Citizens Popular Party in 2006, in review of the recommitment of the party’s mission; to serve Nigeria a democratic government in practice and not in theory.
History was made at the National Convention as a woman, Hajara Ishiaku, emerged as the National Secretary. The 1st time a women is being elected as secretary of any political party in Nigeria.
All of these exercises were carefully monitored by Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire.