Nigeria: Political discourse

Naijablog comments on the “sterility of political discourse in Nigeria” instead of the same old discussion around 3rd term and fiscal policy he suggests a move towards a transformative discourse with a progressive vision of a future Nigeria.

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  • I do not agree, 1st we should make sure OBJ & the rest of the world understand that 3rd Term is NOT ok. Abacha did not get the message that it was NOT ok to hang Ken Saro-wiwa, that is my case.

    General Obasanjo was Military Dictator between 1976-1979 and handed power to Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Rampant corruption under Shagari’s administration, including an election marked by accusations of fraud, coupled with a decline in world oil prices, led to a marked deterioration in the national finances under Shagari’s watch, while religious and political violence became so endemic that his overthrow by General Muhammadu Buhari on New Year’s Eve in 1983 was actually looked upon with relief by most of the Nigerian public at the time. Shagari’s government expelled more than one million foreigners, mostly Ghanaians, saying they had overstayed their visas and were taking jobs from Nigerians.

    When a man becomes a General, he thinks he is omnipotent, news of the Nigerian state security agents aborting anti-3rd term meetings is met here with, “what’s new, Nigeria? ” But for the Tribune newspaper publication that millions of Nigerians abroad emailed consent to OBJ’s 3rd term is also not new. We gave the world 419, so, whats new?

    It is up to Nigerians abroad to wake up and smell the coffee. Register your protest about why one man should not “sit tight in government”! Blog about it and email your host country’s government about “why millions more of us are on the way to them”. Doing nothing is costing lives! General Obasanjo must go now. A project has a start and end, his project did NOT achieve the promised benefits, NOR is focused on time and budget. 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

    EU President Jóse Manuel Barroso’s email address is

    Dear President Barroso,

    I do not back President Obasanjo of Nigeria’s third term bid.

    Yours sincerely

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