Lookup NU author(s): Nwamaka Okeke-Ogbuafor,
Professor Tim Gray,
Professor Selina Stead
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
This paper explores the perceptions of Ogoni people about their system of inherited leadership in Ogoniland, It focuses on whether the Ogoni people believe that their traditional system of inherited leadership has ameliorated or exacerbated the adverse impact of oil capitalism and political interference on their communities. Fieldwork was carried out in eight communities in Ogoniland in early 2014 when 69 key informant interviews were conducted as well as three focus group discussions. The conclusion reached by the paper is that many Ogoni people believe that the system of inherited leadership has let them down in the face of external threats, and that it is time to reform that system by incorporating into it some contemporary western principles of good governance.
Author(s): Okeke-Ogbuafor NA, Gray TS, Stead SM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Sustainable Development
Print publication date: 01/02/2016
Online publication date: 26/01/2016
Acceptance date: 21/11/2015
ISSN (print): 1913-9063
ISSN (electronic): 1913-9071
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
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