• SOCIO-POLITICAL ORGANISATION OF THE IBIBIO
    POLITICAL HISTORY

    SOCIO-POLITICAL ORGANISATION OF THE IBIBIO

    The Ibibio are found mainly in the coastal southern part of Nigeria. They share close connection with the Annang, Efik, Oron and Ibeno people who also speak varieties of closely related dialect. They are found mainly in Akwa-Ibom State. The Ibibio had political dominance and influence amongst other groups in Akwa-Ibom State as a result of their population. Their political system had features of gerontocracy and egalitarianism i.e. the political system is based on rule by old people and equality. In terms of political organization, a traditional Ibibio society consists of communities that were made up of large families with blood relations. Each family is headed by their constitutional and…

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