Igala Union and Igbira Tribal Union

Igala Union

Igala Union was a political union in Nigeria during the nation’s first republic. The union was originally made up of members from a powerful Igala group who were sympathetic to the Northern People’s Congress. The union won four House of Representatives seats in the 1959 parliamentary elections.

Igbira Tribal Union

Igbira Tribal Union was a political organization formed by educated servicemen from Igbira Native Administration of Northern Nigeria, headed by George Ohikere. The union was one of the non Hausa-Fulani organizations that was affiliated with the dominant Northern People’s Congress during the elections of the 1950s. However, there were strains in the political alliance with NPC in 1958-1959, with both parties presenting candidates for the 1959 parliamentary election.


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