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Was Third Term A Good Idea? Now That You See What Yar'adua Has To Offer!

Now that we have all seen what Yar'adua has to offer Nigeria, do you think obasanjo's third term agenda would've been good for the country. I mean Yar'adua is useless. If we still had OBJ,Ribadu would be on doing his job and atleast ministers would be intelligent like iweala,ekwezesili etc, whats your take?

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we are under third term at the moment

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Ok let's say he did put yaradua there to punish Nigeria for the failed third term, but why can't Yarnodua just prove him wrong? He is with the power now and the future will tell if he used it well or not.

But I am not surprised at all good leaders hardly come from the northern part of nigeria and funny enough they control nigeria politics.

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Obasanjo "gave" Nigenria Yar Adua? Amusing. So if Yar Adua decides to "give" Nigeria to somalia as slaves tomorrow please do tell, what is going to happen? Isn't it more accurate to say Nigeria allowed Yar Adua to happen?

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a bid for 3rd term is not unconstitutional.

A process wey get guidelines inside our constitution no fit be unconstitutional.

even when the process fail Obj give up the idea. . . . . . . .there is nothing wrong with that.

Wetin I no like na this lama in Aso Rock he give us. wetin obj dey think? . . . . . .even ex-Bauchi Governor for better pass this one.

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Honestly, it is slowly beginning to dawn on me that Nigerians might actually like the predicament they face with recycled rubbish, bad governance and corruption. Just going through some threads on the political section of Nairaland and what do you see? If excuses are not being made for the situation Nigeria faces whereby the country has been dangling on the edge of a precipice for so long, it would be another thread which seeks to compare vomit and feaces or cancer and aids and by so doing come up with a conclusion that one is "better" than the other. Tomorrow it would be someone making a thread about comparing between Babangida, Obasanjo and Abacha and see if it would be possible to bring back one into power since such would be "better". I always wondered why thesame old set of shady characters seem to have lead Nigeria for soo long and I am beginning to think that maybe that is what some Nigerians want. Has the country been so brutalised that people refuse to think outside the box of thesame old tried and tested failed characters? It is soo disheartening especially when so many Nigerians here on this forum claim to be standing for progressive ideas and change. I guess i should not be shocked if Yar Adua is replaced with Babangida in the next round of selections. Nigerians will never complain (it seems).

Was this characteristic so inherent of loving the opressive caused by some mass government conspiracy whereby people were injected with what was claimed to be "vaccine" when we were kids not knowing it was some government sponsored tranquiliser? This characteristics is everywhere you look, from the Nigerian football team that for so long has been characterised with failing to perform until they are 3-0 down and there is five minutes left and all of a sudden a miracle is expected (i can see that and i am not even into football at all); to the blase and non chalant attitude of people in the political space when "bad things" are metted out on the populace. Why should Yar Adua's performance be compared with Obasanjo's unconstitutional bid for third term and then even more scary a scenario whereby the conclusion is that one was "better" than the other that leads people to certify that we "miss it"? How very progressive indeed, just sounds like some battered housewife who has been so brutalised for years that she will take a man who slaps her instead of whacking her with a baseball bat as a saviour. It seems there is some love affair with being between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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Me too, I returned to nigeria because things were beginning to happen here. And believe me, things were happening.

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@post,

I always knew the third term was necessary. I'm not carried away with western style democracy that took at least 200 years to develop.

Why not we look at our contemporaries like Singapore, Malaysia, etc. Check out their style of governance. Singapore had it great leader, Lee Kuan Yew, who ruled for over 40 years, and took singapore from 3rd world to first. Do you know he was called a benevolent dictator?

I think that's what nigeria needs- a firm, leader with vision, sense of purpose and commitment to the Nigeria. One who would not pander to everyone's whims and caprices. (Imagine giving your child all theat he wants- you know he will even refuse going to school, he'd rather play all day. Same with us Nigerians.)

OBJ is an embodiment of these virtues i have listed.

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I think OBJ, despite his unpopularity and dictatorial trait still had a vision for Nigeria. At least, he was his own man and could not be bullied. He appointed his own cabinet which included notable names like Iwuala, Ekwezeli, Soludo, Ribadu etc.

I was never a fan of OBJ but Yaradua is frightening me. He is intent on setting us 20 years back.

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@poster,

yar adua is as good as third term bcs obj is still in control been the chairman board of trustees - pdp.

on the other hand, why didn't u compare this regime with colonialism?

why didn't u compare the abacha's regime with this administration?

what was good about obj's administration?

do you know how popular that administration made thugs in nigeria?

Ribadu, adedibu, chris uba, andy uba, asari dokubo etc were all using the oldest form of law to rule and that is the law that states that might is right.

these men could go as far as unseating a legally elected governor and get away with that.

these men could arrest and release people at will. these men could catch two criminals and set one free while the other pay the prize.

these men could bring in and take out dollars at will. these men could award contracts to themselves, do away with contract funds while nothing happened. yar adua has so far proved that those things are in the past. he has shown that thugs can only operate at our car parks.

we are facing a new deminsion in our democratic setting.

the only prayer nigerians need is the best way to remove that evil hands in  power. your obj has ruled nigeria for a very long period of time and has refused to give someone else chance to rule.

are we going to live our lives for obj? what happens when he dies? will nigeria die with obj?

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I was a fan of OBJ and had a soft spot for 3rd term even when it was unpopular

But if the reason OBJ brought out this fool to lead this country merely because he wants to justify his 3rd term agenda, then I have more reasons to dislike OBJ now than then.

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20/20 vision is always guranteed with Hindsight

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Always A good Idea. for once i was beginning see that nigeria moving forward.

Trust me they would not have had it because Obj was ready to get them out and the people of the respective state's would have helped

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Ibori, Odili, Igbinedio and co would be on a third term as well.

He would have chosen another village to wipe out with soldiers

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OBJ third term? i will personally start guerrilla warfare from Cotonou to badagry, that man is evil, this one is just a snail at least.

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iyabo will still be doing wat she like,Andy Uba will continue looting (wit immunity),More money will be allocated to power sector which will not be accounted for cos no questions will be asked,he will still be sleeping wit mojisola and other ministers and aides,Dangote will still hav his monopoly and probably become the worlds riches while his fellow country men wallow in abject poverty,. . .etc

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