Babangida's decision was ostensibly taken to protect Nigeria's law and judiciary system from politicisation and disrepute in the wake of injunctions and counter injunctions issued by Nigerian High Courts since the presidential elections.
Decree 13 of 1993 promulgated by his regime precludes the transition process from interference by civil proceedings. Despite this decree, the military government has allowed civil court injunctions to bar the NEC from releasing the election results. This has sinister implications, especially when all other decrees are always forcibly implemented.
In the interest of peace and stability I do hope his abrupt and ill thought out decision does not sever the already strained forces of cohesion holding our nation together. Democracy is Nigeria's undeniable right.
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