Remo United, Ikenne Divided

Nolte Insa

in Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638956
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653027 | DOI:
Remo United, Ikenne Divided

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While discontent based on historical rivalries became an important resource for political mobilisation, this chapter demonstrates that the association of party politics with local rivalries was a productive and innovative dynamic, which ultimately enabled Awolowo to overcome Remo's factionalism. Although this process was centred on Awolowo's agency and leadership, its success depended on popular consent and the community's view of itself.

Keywords: political mobilisation; party politics; political rivalry; Awolowo; Remo; factionalism; popular consent

Chapter.  10299 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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