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Should The Military Come Back?

Given the amount of time that we have allocated to democracy, and the current state of the Nation, I need to ask do we need the military to come back and clean things up? I want you to think of all the scandals from the 16 billion dollars power sector probe, to the Halliburton scandal, to Atiku's PTDF scandal: nothing has or is going to come out of all these cases even our current bode george case, nothing. So iIwould like people to seriously think to themselves if a military intervention in government (similar to rawlings type) is not the best option for this country, because right now we're not going anywhere, the private sector that people were putting hope in, well we can see just how bad they are as well. Please i'll really love to hear opinions.

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That's the worse that can happen to this country! They've done nothing but wreck the country!! The Country is still trying to dig itself out of the total economic/social distruction brought on by IBB and Abacha, and its taking this long to even get any kind of traction.

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A country that develops under military rule would develop more under civilian rule.

A country that fails to develop under civilian rule will fail more woefully under military rule.

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Are you Nigerians just gluttons for punishment?

Have you never experienced Military Regimes before? Perhaps most of the new posters on this forum are born post-1999.

Someone was calling out a group of well meaning military men. Why don't you call on a group of well meaning Nigerians? Do you even think any well meaning military man will be hanging out with a clique that plots coups.

If a government that is meant to be installed, controlled and utilized by the people, they already surrender to say they don't have the power, they don't want to exercise their power, then what about a government that forcefully installed itself on you?

A man than can use the little force he can muster to take over control of 150 million Nigerians disrespects and looks down on Nigerians so much that he sees them as cattle. What goodwill do you expect from him?

I say it again, I don't see any military man that will take over the country today whom I can't slap out of Aso Rock. So if the military should take over, I will just go about killing as many soldiers as I can am posting their deaths on a specially created Facebook Group. If y'all join in, fine. If not

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If the military was in power, Nairaland would not have a politics section. Absolute power corrupts.

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@poster,

i was reading without attention till saw where u mentioned rawlings type. please be informed for future refferences that if there is anything we will be wishing, it will be for the military to GO. they have been here and they are still arround. once a general is always a general. what we have since 1999 is a different type of democracy which i call MILITARY DEMOCRACY OR OBASANJO DEMOCCRACY. where in democracy do u see a president servicing as the petrolium minister at the same time? have u seen a democracy where two communities were erased without question? have u ever seen in democracy where 99% of all the electorial positions were selected by a single man? have u seen in a democracy where the federation laws are amended to suit the purpose of one man? have u seen in a democracy where the attorney general of a country is assasinated without traces? in which democracy a president tell the whole nation that elections will be a do or die affair? in which democracy have u seen contracts awarded and paid for withour execution and no one after ten years is answering to that? have u ever taken ur time to read up the meaning of democracy? is democracy in any manner mean, govt of obj, by obj and for the people?

we are still under military regime and our prayers will be,GOD PLS VISIT ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DENIED US ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU CREATE FOR US. KILL THEM ALL FOR KILLING OUR JOY AND HAPPINESS - AMEN

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Nosa - All the problems that you have listed are directly and indirectly attributable to the military. No country has successfully developed under military / colonial regime.

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PoliticanMillitary hegemony.

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The military should sit down in their barracks and defend the nation against aggressors.

This request for their comeback is a huge insult to the thousands of Nigerians jailed or killed while fighting for democracy

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our colonial masters should come back rather than the millitary.

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What we fail to understand is the fact that no matter what dispensation it is, military or democratic, Nigerian leaders are nothing but rogues and thieves. There will never be sanity in the Nigerian government, well, unless of course some great happens like some sort of miracle where sets of new leaders crop up from another block.

Come to think of it, what's so different between this democratic and former military dominance? We've been ruled since '99 by ex military men. No democrat, just plain military men who are militarizing the democracy. I won't support the return of the military, not in this lifetime.

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I support the return of the military to come and dissolve this charade we call democracy. They should organise a SNC within two months. Lets fix the foundation of the house before talking about elections. Any election built upon this stinking foundation will not work. Lets sit down and decide if we need to separate or be together. We also need to draw up a new constitution. Whether we breakup is not important, the most important thing we need is for the regions to have complete autonomy. With that, we would have solved 50% of our problems.

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No. If the military comes back, I'll lake over the government from them.

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Rawling type is different and the military never left the same presidents and politicians have been active for the last 30 years,

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