No doubt their intention was to perpetuate their stay in power, which they now hope to achieve by appointing an unelected interim government composed of civilians and senior military officers to take over power on 27 August.
The election of 12 June has been the fairest and most decisive since independence. The cancellation of the 12 June polls has irked and astonished Nigerians, especially the Yorubas from southwestern Nigeria, where Chief Abiola hails from.
One's ferverent prayer is that another version of the Biafran holocaust is not replayed, but I cannot help feeling that history is about to repeat itself.
It is a sad fact that flash points during Nigeria's short but chequered political history can be more or less attributed to a few powerful individuals.
We Nigerians believe that our country deserves more than this avertible but looming strife. I hope General Babangida and his cabal reconsider and give democracy a chance by handing over the reins
of government to the people's choice.
JULIUS O. ADASONIA
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