That such an election could be annulled and the “annuller” was still scheming to come back to power through the same process is simply crazy. He never realized that as he annulled the election, he unwittingly annulled himself along with the election. In some other societies, he would be languishing in jail by now.
The fact that someone like Abacha rose through the ranks in the army and was able to grab power shows the kind of country that we have. Someone had written an article to describe Abacha at the time he shoved Shonekan aside and installed himself as the head of state that he was a kind of leader who would care less about what happens to the country. The writer painted a picture then that if Abacha, as a ruler, is having dinner and a message comes to him that the nation was under fire, that he would take his time and have his full before peeping out of the window to ask “how many people are remaining there so that we could continue our governance”. How accurate it turned out to be?
It also amazes me that since 1993 Nigeria has not been able to perform the feat of Professor Humphrey Nwosu in organizing credible, free and fair elections. It beats me why successive Nigerian leaders could not appoint credible and sincere people to head INEC or even appoint Professor Nwosu again for a repeat performance of the feat of 1993. Comparing “Professor” Maurice Iwu (Iwuru wuru) to Professor Humphrey Nwosu is like comparing satan to God. Can the elections of April, 2007 be compared to the ones of June, 1993? Shouldn’t the way we do things as a nation be getting better rather than getting worse per successive elections? Why do we continue to waste our good materials with impunity?