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Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of RemoThe Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist$
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Insa Nolte

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638956

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.001.0001

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Remo United, Ikenne Divided

Remo United, Ikenne Divided

(p.153) 6 Remo United, Ikenne Divided
Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Nolte Insa

Edinburgh University Press

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

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