IBB On Restructuring?41 views
I would respect any other person but Babangida calling for restructuring.
Babangida set Nigeria on the downward slope when he annulled the June 12 1993 presidential election. He killed political apprenticeship in Nigeria when he banned 1st and 2nd Republic politicians from 3rd Republic politics. His so-called new breed politicians are the ones currently running Nigeria, many of them in the National Assembly, state houses of Assembly, government houses and elsewhere. We have now seen the result of that project “new breed”.
The result of that historic mistake by Babangida and his junta is the current pervading political atmosphere upon which he is now calling for restructuring. He forgot he created the atmosphere of mistrust among the ethnic and religious groups in Nigeria when he annulled that historic election that was generally adjudged to be Nigeria’s freest and fairest election ever. An election that had a Muslim-Muslim ticket and Nigerians didn’t mind. They voted massively for the Muslim-Muslim candidates – MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe. Today, can such still happen?
Babangida had the chance to set Nigeria on the path of greatness but he chose instead to deal her a mortal blow. So he should not come now and shout restructuring when he was the one who set the country on the path of her current political malady. He should not shout restructuring after the party he and his likes foisted on Nigeria as a way to continue running or ruining her, lost out in the 2015 general elections.
If Babangida were not my elder, I would ask him to shut up. Let him start the march to berthing a new Nigeria by apologizing to the country for that historic mistake of annulling the June 12 1993 presidential election.
This post should not in any way be misconstrued to mean I’m against restructuring. I’m just saying Nigerians should look closely. IBB is again cashing in on the buzz word in Nigeria today; he is capitalizing on the emotions of the moment, to position for possible future control of Nigeria by proxy. He lost much of his clout when Buhari and APC won the 2015 election. He wants to regain it.