Bidding the military early bye-bye (2)


Eric Teniola

‘IT could be that for Nigeria and  many African countries in similar situations, direct military takeover of power could be inevitable considering the behaviour of the politicians who took over power at independence”.

There are some claims in the book that are challengeable. In the book, General Bamaiyi claimed that he was detained for more than eight years because he was opposed to a military man (General Olusegun Obasanjo) from taking over from General Abdusalam Abubakar.

That was his claim. It now looks as if his wish may materialise soon. After 1999, we saw quite a number of former military officers rushing to party politics and signifying their intentions for elective posts. And we were wondering then where it would lead to.

They included General Olusegun Obasanjo, General Muhammadu Buhari, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Omar Sanda Ike Nwachukwu, General Mohammed Magoro, Major General Abubakar Tanko Ayuba, Brigadier General Tunji Olurin, Colonel…

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