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Ethno-Regional Politics and Popular Rebellion in Remo

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.003.0007
Ethno-Regional Politics and Popular Rebellion in Remo

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This chapter focuses on the importance for Awolowo, and party politics in general, of popular mobilisation beyond the traditional hierarchy or historical rivalries, and examines the entrenchment of party political support in Remo's grassroots associations during the 1960s. When Awolowo was tried and eventually imprisoned, local civic associations organised and structured resistance to the central government they held responsible for this turn of events. As a result of such popular mobilisation, Awolowo's physical absence from Remo confirmed his symbolical centrality to its politics.

Keywords: Awolowo; party politics; political mobilisation; political support; grassroots associations; central government

Chapter.  9765 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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