Africans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in
QuestionAfricans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in
A) Sierra Leone
B) The Gambia
The correct answer is D.
Nigeria and the year was 1923. The first elected Legislative Council members in British West Africa were Nigerians. There were are actually 4 of them; 3 of these were elected by residents of Lagos and the other was elected by residents of Calabar.
The constitution in operation at the time was the Clifford constitution and it was this election that brought the Herbert Macaulay-led NNDP to the political limelight.
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