Buhari And Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity For Nigeria

BUHARI AND IDIAGBON: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR NIGERIA

By MAX SIOLLUN

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Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
1234567 posted on 07-08-2007, 01:36:55 AM
Max Siollun Says…
'' If Buhari and Idiagbon had been allowed to stay in office for as long as Babangida did, they would have changed Nigeria forever – for the better. As usual, Nigerians have only themselves to blame for creating the circumstances that led to their downfall. ''


Nonsense .Absolute Nonsense. Buhari-Idiagbon military regime with other military junta are complete aberration and their misdeed should not be eulogies in any way. Military occupation by its nature is highly antithetical to the governance of civil society. They forced their ways into governance of the civil society and succeeded in militarizing the psyche of the civil society. They came into governance with the pretext that they want to rid the civil society of corruption but they succeeded in enriching themselves and making themselves an emergent bourgeois oppressing the civil society today. Most retired army Generals are among the richest class of people in Nigeria today. So what are you talking about? THE BEST OTHRODOX FOR DEMOCRACY IS TO ALLOW MORE DEMOCRACY.
Make I no vex oo
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Abraxas posted on 07-08-2007, 02:02:45 AM
Hi, folks!

If some 20 years after subverting the Nigerian constitution by overthrowing the democratically elected government of His Excellency Shehu Aliyu Shagari (GCFR) via a coup d'etat, Major General Muhammadu Buhari still showed, and continues to show interest in becoming the president of Nigeria, then, there can be no other explanation for his actions apart from personal ambition. Period!

Just like Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida, Olusegun Okikiolakan Obasanjo, David Mark, et al, Muhammadu Buhari is the product of a cabal of power sadists that were hatched in the barracks of the Nigerian armed forces in post-civil war Nigeria. Chikena!

Muchas gracias.

Don Juan-Carlos ABRAXAS
(III)
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Enforcer posted on 07-08-2007, 02:23:19 AM
This is an absurd claim. The years of the military regimes in Nigeria are wasted opportunities for Nigeria to evolve as a nation.

I am saddened that in spite of the atrocities and rape of our nation committed by the likes of Babaginda they are still given opportunities to lord it over us.

Look at shameless Buhari, rushing to the election tribunal to seek justice. Did he ever respect any court verdict when he was in power?
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
TeeBlack posted on 07-08-2007, 03:35:36 AM
Buhari and Idiagbon being ousted from power was good riddance to bad rubbish. What, with all the flogging and beating of people who did not stay in line at the bus stop and all the falsehood which those two crazy soldiers shovel fed us? I even remember all the security wahala we were taken through during their time when the nation's currency was to be changed!! There was a certain custom office by the name of Atiku Abubakar who had noticed 55(?) suitcases of the new mint being ushered in by Buhari's ADC. It was supposedly for the Emir of somewhere. Nigerians never really forget. They just turn their faces in good faith. So can someone in this square please tell me the who missed the 'opportunities'? Nigerians or Buhari and Idiagbon?
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Adeola Aderounmu posted on 07-08-2007, 08:24:41 AM
Dear Max,

Please clarify if Buhari is from Sokoto or Katsina. Read between the lines and correct your double talk. Maybe he is not even a Nigerian! We are used to hearing that our military spoilers are foreigners.


We did not miss any opportunity in any military regime. The function of the military is to defend the country and not governance.


It should be possible to instil discipline in the society without the use of force. It is a question of good leadership: one with purpose, vision and mission. This is the problem we have in Nigeria.

We can actually make Nigerian great if our present puppet can, for example, get our monies back from Buhari and others who enriched themselves in the evil regime.

Our puppet can also be golden if he put Babangida on trial for stealing our money esp during the gulf war.

Doing things right under a democratic dispensation is the ONLY way to greatness.

I will say again that if we ignore the past in the present, the future of Nigeria WILL NEVER be GREAT

Put all the thieves on trial, prosceute all corrupt past and present politicians, put them to jail, rights all wrong (or as many as possible), set the society on merits and not federal character, give the job to the best man....

We don't need a military rule or style.

May the Glory of Nigeria come, soon!

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Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Tengallons posted on 07-08-2007, 08:56:14 AM
I've enjoyed Siollum's straight historical essays, but this analytical piece is something else. While I will concede that Nigeria needed resolute leadership after the rudderless Shagari administration, Buhari's tenure was heavy on brute discipline and short on vision. That administration (and by extension, the military) was arrogant and disrespectful to the point of cowing Nigerians. That is not how to prepare the ground for the return the democracy. As far as I am concerned, they did violence to our collective psyche. Fighting corruption is one thing, but it is quite another to chart sophisticated routes to grow the economy, expand democratic space, and generally develop the nation. Buhari et al were drill sergeants, not statesmen. At the end of the day we had Bonaparte without Bonapartism.
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Exxcuzme posted on 07-08-2007, 11:18:05 AM
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many of Nigeria's print houses were then owned by the multi-billionaire businessman/politician: the late Moshood Abiola).

Loss of the South

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How many print media were those? Newswatch and Concord......what others?
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Chubrock posted on 07-08-2007, 11:36:31 AM
Like it or not. Buhari is not corrupt and does not tolerate corruption. Which a major issue for Nigeria. This came from Obasanjo himself . Anytime, the issue of corruption crops up, the only ammunition his critics have is the issue of 53 suitcases coming through lagos airport on a domestic flight. The accusation that he is religiously or ethnically biased has never come from anyone he has worked with. Seeing that his entire career is in the public sector wouldnt that have manifested? Buhari is not in the good books of the press period. But I do not have any doubts as to him being better than OBJ or Yaradua. Yaradua is just proving to be another Shagari, a reluctant puppet with no teeth. I hope I am proven wrong for the sake of the masses. But nothing has happened yet.
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Zanderlex posted on 07-08-2007, 12:35:24 PM
LACK OF INERTIA TO ENFORCE THE LAW IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM. Buhari is a great Nigerian who has the will to enforce the rules in a sound economic, political and social policies. He has made his mistakes but still remains one of the best options for Nigeria. He remains incorruptible. He has vision for a prosperous Nigeria. This guy is honest and disciplined. He is a great patriot, a true nigerian with fear of God. Look gentlemen you cannot castigate this man and his deputy Tunde Idiagbon and expect to get my support because I was there when it happened. This man realized his mistakes and has been taking measures to fix it. However am not sure if he is a completely reformed democrat. An example is that I expected him to join his party ANPP in the bad majority decision to work with the illegitimate government of Yaradua because that is what democracy is all about.............Majority carries the vote. Anyway he has an option to quit or reform the party if it does not conform to the principles which he believes in.
Re: Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria
Denker posted on 07-08-2007, 13:14:09 PM
QUOTE:
Hi, folks!

If some 20 years after subverting the Nigerian constitution by overthrowing the democratically elected government of His Excellency Shehu Aliyu Shagari (GCFR) via a coup d'etat, Major General Muhammadu Buhari still showed, and continues to show interest in becoming the president of Nigeria, then, there can be no other explanation for his actions apart from personal ambition. Period!

Just like Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida, Olusegun Okikiolakan Obasanjo, David Mark, et al, Muhammadu Buhari is the product of a cabal of power sadists that were hatched in the barracks of the Nigerian armed forces in post-civil war Nigeria. Chikena!

Muchas gracias.

Don Juan-Carlos ABRAXAS (III)


..you have spoken...thank you!
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