Development of Political Parties in Nigeria (Cont 1.).
Government SSS 3 First Term
Development of Political Parties in Nigeria (Cont.).
Student should be able to:
1. Explain the existence of AG
2. Explain the existence of NPC
3. Explain the existence of NEPU
i. Action group (AG)
ii. Northern people’s congress (NPC)
iii. Northern elements Progressive Union (NEPU)
The Action Group (AG)
Action Group (AG) was formed in 1951 as the political wing of the Egbe Omo Oduduwa(a Yoruba cultural organisation). Its leader was Obafemi Awolowo. It dominated the Western region political scene for eleven years (1951-1962). Other political figures in the party were S.L Akintola, Bode Thomas, Chief Shonibare etc. Action Group, at its launch, was declared a regional party, and it worked towards bringing together all the nationalists in the region.
Aims and Objectives
1. Federal form of government: It advocated for a.... View More
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