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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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Self-Reliance, Development and Civic Pride in Remo

Self-Reliance, Development and Civic Pride in Remo

(p.198) 8 Self-Reliance, Development and Civic Pride in Remo
Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Nolte Insa

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter focuses on Awolowo's participation in military and civilian politics after his release from prison. After Awolowo failed to win the elections at the national level despite growing political support for his redistributive rhetoric, he turned increasingly towards the assertion of self-reliance and civic duty outside the realm of the state government. This included the fostering and support of development associations in Remo, whose activities reflected both a growing local disillusionment with the state and an attempt to pull the region up through institutionalised self-help and communal solidarity.

Keywords:   Awolowo, political participation, elections, civic duty, state government, development associations, community development

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