NIGERIA SHOULD NOT RECOGNIZE MILITARY DICTATORS AS PRESIDENTS.
While African nations met in Addis Ababa in January 2018 under the auspices of the AU (African Union), Nigeria sent three old retired Military Dictators as its representatives. These were Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo, Major General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Major General Muhammadu Buhari. Were they attending a democratic summit or a military course at Aldershot?
Nigeria must initiate the move to remove unelected Presidents with blood on their hands from their body politic. A military dictator who changes from military fatigues to civilian attire is still a dictator. The only change is the transition from military uniform to civilian attire. Obasanjo and Buhari are prime examples of military dictators transformed into civilian dictators.
For Nigeria to become a true democracy, the following steps are necessary:
1. Remove Military Rulers from the Council of State.
2. Renaming all streets, public monuments, and buildings named after these characters to more deserving names.
3. Cease paying emoluments to these dictators. The moneys they stole in office will last them a hundred lifetimes.
4. No military dictator or military dictator turned civilian dictator should represent Nigeria at any civic international event.
Africastallestman believes that if Nigeria stops honoring Military Dictators and Military Dictators turned Civilian Dictators, the road to a true democracy will be smoother and the dividends will be monumental.