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Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Olanlere11: 5:22am On Sep 06, 2012
Former Plateau State Governor  Solomon Lar insists that Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) acted in ignorance overthrowing   the Shehu Shagari administration on  December 31, 1983.
Lar and other governors later faced military tribunals which tried and jailed them for corruption.
However, the  defunct National Party of Nigeria governor   has  forgiven Buhari, hoping  that the Congress for Progressive Change candidate for the 2011 presidential election  had learnt that political crisis should be resolved politically and not through military coup.
He spoke with journalists on Tuesday night in Abuja after attending a crusade organised  by the Deeper Life Bible Church where the General Superintendent of DLBC, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, advocated that dialogue remained the best solution to the current challenges facing the nation.

Lar said, “I have forgiven Buhari. He did  it in ignorance. I know that he has realised what he did and that is why he is participating actively in politics.

“I am very happy with him that he is participating in politics and he has discovered that it is better to solve any political problem by the way the politician do.

“We were put in the prison in 1984 by  the Buhari and (Tunde) Idiagbon regime under the pretext that some of us ‘chop money’, but I never chop a penny. In spite of that, we were  left there. But the military was just trying to make some excuses to interfere with the political administration, something that they don’t have business with.

“But I am glad that the current crop of military don’t have that kind of ambition and I hope they will concentrate squarely on their own training or profession.”
Lar backed Kumuyi who had stated that Nigeria would not disintegrate.
Kumuyi has called on the Federal Government to priotise youth development in order to develop the country.
Kumuyi stated this in Abuja on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the ongoing three- day nationwide youth success camp.

According to the cleric, Nigeria needs to invest more in its youths because they are precious assets to the nation.

He noted that the church had done its best to ensure the success of the youths.

He said the church was out to help the youths discover and develop their God-given talents and potential.

http://www.punchng.com/news/buhari-coup-was-done-in-ignorance-lar/
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by PhysicsQED(m): 8:36am On Sep 06, 2012
Hmmm . . .
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Israelmossaic: 9:38am On Sep 06, 2012
Ignorance here means absence of sound knowledge. The question is, after the coup, did Buhari go to school to update himself? Obviously no! That means the man is still wallowing in ignorance and thus not qualify to handle any sensitive position.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Omojuo: 10:16am On Sep 06, 2012
This is another direct attack. Hehehehe heh, where is Gen. Buhari? He should come an redeem his boss o,
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Joeadamu86: 10:25am On Sep 06, 2012
Baba Lar this excuse is not enough,that is why nemesis is still catching up with him,he contested for the presidency three times and he failed and he will stillnfsi
If he decides to contest,Nigeria don't need people like Buhari who have nothing to offer rather that bigotry,anger and unforgiveness,let him go to Katsina and enjoy his retirement in peace,he is an old fashioned fellow.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by noblezone(m): 10:30am On Sep 06, 2012
I don't care whether Buhari was ignorance or an ignoramus:
The fact remains that the man is a criminal.

He and his over ambitious and mischievous gang of cow boys had no business with the political process then and even now.
Buhari should go and sit down and lick his wounds.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by 401kk: 10:32am On Sep 06, 2012
Seems he's still ignorant. . .

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by T9ksy(m): 11:32am On Sep 06, 2012
401kk: Seems he's still ignorant. . .

[color=#000099[i]]............yeah but he was born ignorant as he was destined to be a cattle rearer which doesn't require much brain cells.

That was until the sardunna in his infinite wisdom packed him and his fellow mo.rons into our armed forces hence our extant quandary.

No doubt he will die ignorant as well. [/i][/color]

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by drnoel: 2:29pm On Sep 06, 2012
sorry but this is BULLSHIT
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by alaoeri: 2:32pm On Sep 06, 2012
But why is Lar trying to cover buhari a5s?
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by smtx(m): 2:37pm On Sep 06, 2012
...Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Buhari will never lead 'cos he has never learned to obey...#Thinking of the Oputa Panel.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Pecca(m): 2:39pm On Sep 06, 2012
T9ksy:

[color=#000099[i]]............yeah but he was born ignorant as he was destined to be a cattle rearer which doesn't require much brain cells.

That was until the sardunna in his infinite wisdom packed him and his fellow mo.rons into our armed forces hence our extant quandary.

No doubt he will die ignorant as well. [/i][/color]
grin
T9ksy:

una no go gbu mmadu!:-D
[color=#000099[i]]............yeah but he was born ignorant as he was destined to be a cattle rearer which doesn't require much brain cells.

That was until the sardunna in his infinite wisdom packed him and his fellow mo.rons into our armed forces hence our extant quandary.

No doubt he will die ignorant as well. [/i][/color]
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by ashson: 2:41pm On Sep 06, 2012
THE HATERS ARE AT IT AGAIN...

Buhari is still active, strong and capable. Better than your present WEAK, INCAPABLE, CLUELESS. SHOELESS PRESIDO

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by nagoma(m): 2:44pm On Sep 06, 2012
There was no ignorance. The governors and Ministers chop money and the New Buhari's government was putting Nigerians on the right path before Maradona came with his own version - SAP and other gimmicks.
By the way Solomon Lar was not a National Party of Nigeria Governor(NPN)as reported above, He was in NPP.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Businesstools(m): 2:47pm On Sep 06, 2012
The coup was a measure to curb the high level of corruption that took place during the Shagari regime.Can Solomon Lar also enlighten us whether or not the corruption was as a result of ignorance?

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by danny19(m): 2:59pm On Sep 06, 2012
If Lar no chop moni Buhari 4 no arrest him because him and the oda minsters thief moni dat is why they are arrested. weldone Buhari 4 doing ur job by den. 100yrs 2 come we will still vote 4 u may the thieve go manipulate the election again. ur broda also join them ooooo i.e jega

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by karlmax2: 3:13pm On Sep 06, 2012
Businesstools: The coup was a measure to curb the high level of corruption that took place during the Shagari regime.Can Solomon Lar also enlighten us whether or not the corruption was as a result of ignorance?
according to these objectives you mentioned, did the coup staged by buhari and his gang of armed robbers(ibb,abacha that carried out the coup) achieve this your stated objectives?.instead they institutionalized corruption and destroyed all the gain's that the people would have beeen enjoying if the life of that democratic dispensation was not cut short by buhari and his greedy karki robbers and looters.imagine how far we would have gone by now as a country.it is on record that buhari,ibb and abacha's regime did not build a single power plant throughout the duration of their tenures,instead they were busy creating irrelevant ministries and government parastatals for their friends,girlfriends and family members to share the national cake through their selfish decrees.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by danbosket26(m): 3:16pm On Sep 06, 2012
Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by CHESSBOARD(m): 3:18pm On Sep 06, 2012
Mtscheeeeeeeew....who cares, We want to move forward
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by klax(m): 3:42pm On Sep 06, 2012
@ Isrealmosaic Quote "Ignorance here means absence of sound knowledge. The question is, after the coup, did Buhari go to school to update himself? Obviously no! That means the man is still wallowing in ignorance and thus not qualify to handle any sensitive position".



May your wisdom never runs dry, may God bless you. You've just said it all Buhari deserve nothing in this country than to go to his house and enjoy the rest of his life with his family in peace. Coup by ignorance or no ignorance please mr Gov. Buhari mouthpeice we are no longer interested and we are not moved at all Nigeria has moved on.
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by aare07(m): 3:48pm On Sep 06, 2012
is there anybody in the house , to give me features of ignorant coup......... ......................................
here is the speech of Mr. Buhari and examine it , if he is ignorant.

In pursuance of the primary objective of saving our great nation
from total collapse, I, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari of the
Nigerian army have, after due consultation amongst the services
of the armed forces, been formally invested with the authority of
the Head of the Federal Military Government and the
Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria. It is with humility and a deep sense of responsibility
that I accept this challenge and call to national duty.
As you must have heard in the previous announcement, the
constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1979) has been
suspended, except those sections of it which are exempted in the
constitution. The change became necessary in order to put an
end to the serious economic predicament and the crisis of
confidence now afflicting our nation. Consequently, the Nigerian
armed forces have constituted themselves into a Federal Military
Government comprising of a Supreme Military Council, a National
Council of States, a Federal Executive Council at the centre and
State Executive Councils to be presided over by military
governors in each of the states of the federation. Members of
these councils will be announced soon. The last Federal Military
Government drew up a programme with the aim of handing over
political power to the civilians in 1979. This programme as you all
know, was implemented to the letter. The 1979 constitution was
promulgated.
However, little did the military realise that the political leadership
of the second republic will circumvent most of the checks and
balances in the constitution and bring the present state of
general insecurity. The premium on political power became so
exceedingly high that political contestants regarded victory at
elections as a matter of life and death struggle and were
determined to capture or retain power by all means. It is true
that there is a worldwide economic recession.
However, in the case of Nigeria, its impact was aggravated by
mismanagement. We believe the appropriate government
agencies have good advice but the leadership disregarded their
advice. The situation could have been avoided if the legislators
were alive to their constitutional responsibilities; Instead, the
legislators were preoccupied with determining their salary scales,
fringe benefit and unnecessary foreign travels, et al, which took
no account of the state of the economy and the welfare of the
people they represented.
As a result of our inability to cultivate financial discipline and
prudent management of the economy, we have come to depend
largely on internal and external borrowing to execute government
projects with attendant domestic pressure and soaring external
debts, thus aggravating the propensity of the outgoing civilian
administration to mismanaged our financial resources. Nigeria
was already condemned perpetually with the twin problem of
heavy budget deficits and weak balance of payments position,
with the prospect of building a virile and viable economy.
The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only
political parties that could complain of election rigging are those
parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence
that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available
to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have
not developed confidence in the presidential system of
government on which the nation invested so much material and
human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been
associated with our state of under-development, these two evils
in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the
past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in
the last four years has been the source of immorality and
impropriety in our society.
Since what happens in any society is largely a reflection of the
leadership of that society, we deplore corruption in all its facets.
This government will not tolerate kick-backs, inflation of contracts
and over-invoicing of imports etc. Nor will it condone forgery,
fraud, embezzlement, misuse and abuse of office and illegal
dealings in foreign exchange and smuggling. Arson has been
used to cover up fraudulent acts in public institutions. I am
referring to the fire incidents that gutted the P&T buildings in
Lagos, the Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation, the Republic
Building at Marina, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal
Capital Development Authority Accounts at Abuja and the NET
Building. Most of these fire incidents occurred at a time when
Nigerians were being apprehensive of the frequency of fraud
scandals and the government incapacity to deal with them.
Corruption has become so pervasive and intractable that a whole
ministry has been created to stem it.
Fellow Nigerians, this indeed is the moment of truth. My
colleagues and I – the Supreme Military Council, must be frank
enough to acknowledge the fact that at the moment, an accurate
picture of the financial position is yet to be determined. We have
no doubt that the situation is bad enough. In spite of all this,
every effort will be made to ensure that the difficult and
degrading conditions under which we are living are eliminated.
Let no one however be deceived that workers who have not
received their salaries in the past eight or so months will receive
such salaries within today or tomorrow or that hospitals which
have been without drugs for months will be provided with
enough immediately. We are determined that with the help of
God we shall do our best to settle genuine payments to which
government is committed, including backlog of workers’ salaries
after scrutiny.
We are confident and we assure you that even in the face of the
global recession, and the seemingly gloomy financial future, given
prudent management of Nigeria’s existing financial resources and
our determination to substantially reduce and eventually nail
down rises in budgetary deficits and weak balance of payments
position. The Federal Military Government will reappraise policies
with a view to paying greater attention to the following areas: The
economy will be given a new impetus and better sense of
direction. Corrupt officials and their agents will be brought to
book.
In view of the drought that affected most parts of the country,
the federal government will, with the available resources, import
food stuffs to supplement the shortfalls suffered in the last
harvest. Our foreign policy will both be dynamic and realistic.
Africa will of course continue to be the centre piece of our
foreign policy. The morale and combat readiness of the armed
forces will be given high priority. Officers and men with high
personal and professional integrity will have nothing to fear.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and all other holders of judiciary
appointments within the federation can continue in their
appointments and the judiciary shall continue to function under
existing laws subject to such exceptions as may be decreed from
time to time by the Federal Military Government. All holders of
appointments in the civil service, the police and the National
Security Organisation shall continue to exercise their functions in
the normal way subject to changes that may be introduced by the
Federal Military Government.
All those chairmen and members of statutory corporations,
parastatals and other executive departments are hereby relieved
of their appointments with immediate effect.
The Federal Military Government will maintain and strengthen
existing diplomatic relations with other states and with
international organisations and institutions such as the
Organisation of African Unity, the United Nations and its organs,
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, ECOWAS and the
Commonwealth etc. The Federal Military Government will honour
and respect all treaties and obligations entered into by the
previous government and we hope that such nations and bodies
will reciprocate this gesture by respecting our country’s territorial
integrity and sovereignty.
Fellow Nigerians, finally, we have dutifully intervened to save this
nation from imminent collapse. We therefore expect all
Nigerians, including those who participated directly or indirectly
in bringing the nation to this present predicament, to cooperate
with us. This generation of Nigerians, and indeed future
generations, have no country other than Nigeria. We shall remain
here and salvage it together.May God bless us all. Good morning.
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by muktarmtt(m): 3:51pm On Sep 06, 2012
ashson: THE HATERS ARE AT IT AGAIN...

Buhari is still active, strong and capable. Better than your present WEAK, INCAPABLE, CLUELESS. SHOELESS PRESIDO
I feel u dude heters fire burn
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by azimibraun: 3:51pm On Sep 06, 2012
Btwn an Ignorant Man and a Corrupt Man..
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by azimibraun: 3:54pm On Sep 06, 2012
D ignorant man wll keep our common wealth until smart guys are grown to intelligently manage them, the corrupt guy wll steal all we hv and handicap the youths frm growing and taking charge.. I prefer the ignorant Buhari to the corrupt solomon lar et al.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Godmann(m): 3:58pm On Sep 06, 2012
aare07: is there anybody in the house , to give me features of ignorant coup......... ......................................
here is the speech of Mr. Buhari and examine it , if he is ignorant.

In pursuance of the primary objective of saving our great nation
from total collapse, I, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari of the
Nigerian army have, after due consultation amongst the services
of the armed forces, been formally invested with the authority of
the Head of the Federal Military Government and the
Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria. It is with humility and a deep sense of responsibility
that I accept this challenge and call to national duty.
As you must have heard in the previous announcement, the
constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1979) has been
suspended, except those sections of it which are exempted in the
constitution. The change became necessary in order to put an
end to the serious economic predicament and the crisis of
confidence now afflicting our nation. Consequently, the Nigerian
armed forces have constituted themselves into a Federal Military
Government comprising of a Supreme Military Council, a National
Council of States, a Federal Executive Council at the centre and
State Executive Councils to be presided over by military
governors in each of the states of the federation. Members of
these councils will be announced soon. The last Federal Military
Government drew up a programme with the aim of handing over
political power to the civilians in 1979. This programme as you all
know, was implemented to the letter. The 1979 constitution was
promulgated.
However, little did the military realise that the political leadership
of the second republic will circumvent most of the checks and
balances in the constitution and bring the present state of
general insecurity. The premium on political power became so
exceedingly high that political contestants regarded victory at
elections as a matter of life and death struggle and were
determined to capture or retain power by all means. It is true
that there is a worldwide economic recession.
However, in the case of Nigeria, its impact was aggravated by
mismanagement. We believe the appropriate government
agencies have good advice but the leadership disregarded their
advice. The situation could have been avoided if the legislators
were alive to their constitutional responsibilities; Instead, the
legislators were preoccupied with determining their salary scales,
fringe benefit and unnecessary foreign travels, et al, which took
no account of the state of the economy and the welfare of the
people they represented.
As a result of our inability to cultivate financial discipline and
prudent management of the economy, we have come to depend
largely on internal and external borrowing to execute government
projects with attendant domestic pressure and soaring external
debts, thus aggravating the propensity of the outgoing civilian
administration to mismanaged our financial resources. Nigeria
was already condemned perpetually with the twin problem of
heavy budget deficits and weak balance of payments position,
with the prospect of building a virile and viable economy.
The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only
political parties that could complain of election rigging are those
parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence
that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available
to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have
not developed confidence in the presidential system of
government on which the nation invested so much material and
human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been
associated with our state of under-development, these two evils
in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the
past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in
the last four years has been the source of immorality and
impropriety in our society.
Since what happens in any society is largely a reflection of the
leadership of that society, we deplore corruption in all its facets.
This government will not tolerate kick-backs, inflation of contracts
and over-invoicing of imports etc. Nor will it condone forgery,
fraud, embezzlement, misuse and abuse of office and illegal
dealings in foreign exchange and smuggling. Arson has been
used to cover up fraudulent acts in public institutions. I am
referring to the fire incidents that gutted the P&T buildings in
Lagos, the Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation, the Republic
Building at Marina, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal
Capital Development Authority Accounts at Abuja and the NET
Building. Most of these fire incidents occurred at a time when
Nigerians were being apprehensive of the frequency of fraud
scandals and the government incapacity to deal with them.
Corruption has become so pervasive and intractable that a whole
ministry has been created to stem it.
Fellow Nigerians, this indeed is the moment of truth. My
colleagues and I – the Supreme Military Council, must be frank
enough to acknowledge the fact that at the moment, an accurate
picture of the financial position is yet to be determined. We have
no doubt that the situation is bad enough. In spite of all this,
every effort will be made to ensure that the difficult and
degrading conditions under which we are living are eliminated.
Let no one however be deceived that workers who have not
received their salaries in the past eight or so months will receive
such salaries within today or tomorrow or that hospitals which
have been without drugs for months will be provided with
enough immediately. We are determined that with the help of
God we shall do our best to settle genuine payments to which
government is committed, including backlog of workers’ salaries
after scrutiny.
We are confident and we assure you that even in the face of the
global recession, and the seemingly gloomy financial future, given
prudent management of Nigeria’s existing financial resources and
our determination to substantially reduce and eventually nail
down rises in budgetary deficits and weak balance of payments
position. The Federal Military Government will reappraise policies
with a view to paying greater attention to the following areas: The
economy will be given a new impetus and better sense of
direction. Corrupt officials and their agents will be brought to
book.
In view of the drought that affected most parts of the country,
the federal government will, with the available resources, import
food stuffs to supplement the shortfalls suffered in the last
harvest. Our foreign policy will both be dynamic and realistic.
Africa will of course continue to be the centre piece of our
foreign policy. The morale and combat readiness of the armed
forces will be given high priority. Officers and men with high
personal and professional integrity will have nothing to fear.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and all other holders of judiciary
appointments within the federation can continue in their
appointments and the judiciary shall continue to function under
existing laws subject to such exceptions as may be decreed from
time to time by the Federal Military Government. All holders of
appointments in the civil service, the police and the National
Security Organisation shall continue to exercise their functions in
the normal way subject to changes that may be introduced by the
Federal Military Government.
All those chairmen and members of statutory corporations,
parastatals and other executive departments are hereby relieved
of their appointments with immediate effect.
The Federal Military Government will maintain and strengthen
existing diplomatic relations with other states and with
international organisations and institutions such as the
Organisation of African Unity, the United Nations and its organs,
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, ECOWAS and the
Commonwealth etc. The Federal Military Government will honour
and respect all treaties and obligations entered into by the
previous government and we hope that such nations and bodies
will reciprocate this gesture by respecting our country’s territorial
integrity and sovereignty.
Fellow Nigerians, finally, we have dutifully intervened to save this
nation from imminent collapse. We therefore expect all
Nigerians, including those who participated directly or indirectly
in bringing the nation to this present predicament, to cooperate
with us. This generation of Nigerians, and indeed future
generations, have no country other than Nigeria. We shall remain
here and salvage it together.May God bless us all. Good morning.


Read inbetween the lines here and you see that Lar and his fellow 1979 Criminals deserved far more than they got from Buhari. They deserved to be hanged.

If that had been done, Nigeria would have been a better place.

This same criminal lar was in charge during the 1999 PDP convention in Jos where stolen millions were used to buy the votes that create the Obasanjo that created the present mess we are in today.

Tell me why the fool deserve not to be hanged.

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Godmann(m): 3:58pm On Sep 06, 2012
aare07: is there anybody in the house , to give me features of ignorant coup......... ......................................
here is the speech of Mr. Buhari and examine it , if he is ignorant.

In pursuance of the primary objective of saving our great nation
from total collapse, I, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari of the
Nigerian army have, after due consultation amongst the services
of the armed forces, been formally invested with the authority of
the Head of the Federal Military Government and the
Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria. It is with humility and a deep sense of responsibility
that I accept this challenge and call to national duty.
As you must have heard in the previous announcement, the
constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1979) has been
suspended, except those sections of it which are exempted in the
constitution. The change became necessary in order to put an
end to the serious economic predicament and the crisis of
confidence now afflicting our nation. Consequently, the Nigerian
armed forces have constituted themselves into a Federal Military
Government comprising of a Supreme Military Council, a National
Council of States, a Federal Executive Council at the centre and
State Executive Councils to be presided over by military
governors in each of the states of the federation. Members of
these councils will be announced soon. The last Federal Military
Government drew up a programme with the aim of handing over
political power to the civilians in 1979. This programme as you all
know, was implemented to the letter. The 1979 constitution was
promulgated.
However, little did the military realise that the political leadership
of the second republic will circumvent most of the checks and
balances in the constitution and bring the present state of
general insecurity. The premium on political power became so
exceedingly high that political contestants regarded victory at
elections as a matter of life and death struggle and were
determined to capture or retain power by all means. It is true
that there is a worldwide economic recession.
However, in the case of Nigeria, its impact was aggravated by
mismanagement. We believe the appropriate government
agencies have good advice but the leadership disregarded their
advice. The situation could have been avoided if the legislators
were alive to their constitutional responsibilities; Instead, the
legislators were preoccupied with determining their salary scales,
fringe benefit and unnecessary foreign travels, et al, which took
no account of the state of the economy and the welfare of the
people they represented.
As a result of our inability to cultivate financial discipline and
prudent management of the economy, we have come to depend
largely on internal and external borrowing to execute government
projects with attendant domestic pressure and soaring external
debts, thus aggravating the propensity of the outgoing civilian
administration to mismanaged our financial resources. Nigeria
was already condemned perpetually with the twin problem of
heavy budget deficits and weak balance of payments position,
with the prospect of building a virile and viable economy.
The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only
political parties that could complain of election rigging are those
parties that lacked the resources to rig. There is ample evidence
that rigging and thuggery were relative to the resources available
to the parties. This conclusively proved to us that the parties have
not developed confidence in the presidential system of
government on which the nation invested so much material and
human resources. While corruption and indiscipline have been
associated with our state of under-development, these two evils
in our body politics have attained unprecedented height in the
past few years. The corrupt, inept and insensitive leadership in
the last four years has been the source of immorality and
impropriety in our society.
Since what happens in any society is largely a reflection of the
leadership of that society, we deplore corruption in all its facets.
This government will not tolerate kick-backs, inflation of contracts
and over-invoicing of imports etc. Nor will it condone forgery,
fraud, embezzlement, misuse and abuse of office and illegal
dealings in foreign exchange and smuggling. Arson has been
used to cover up fraudulent acts in public institutions. I am
referring to the fire incidents that gutted the P&T buildings in
Lagos, the Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation, the Republic
Building at Marina, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal
Capital Development Authority Accounts at Abuja and the NET
Building. Most of these fire incidents occurred at a time when
Nigerians were being apprehensive of the frequency of fraud
scandals and the government incapacity to deal with them.
Corruption has become so pervasive and intractable that a whole
ministry has been created to stem it.
Fellow Nigerians, this indeed is the moment of truth. My
colleagues and I – the Supreme Military Council, must be frank
enough to acknowledge the fact that at the moment, an accurate
picture of the financial position is yet to be determined. We have
no doubt that the situation is bad enough. In spite of all this,
every effort will be made to ensure that the difficult and
degrading conditions under which we are living are eliminated.
Let no one however be deceived that workers who have not
received their salaries in the past eight or so months will receive
such salaries within today or tomorrow or that hospitals which
have been without drugs for months will be provided with
enough immediately. We are determined that with the help of
God we shall do our best to settle genuine payments to which
government is committed, including backlog of workers’ salaries
after scrutiny.
We are confident and we assure you that even in the face of the
global recession, and the seemingly gloomy financial future, given
prudent management of Nigeria’s existing financial resources and
our determination to substantially reduce and eventually nail
down rises in budgetary deficits and weak balance of payments
position. The Federal Military Government will reappraise policies
with a view to paying greater attention to the following areas: The
economy will be given a new impetus and better sense of
direction. Corrupt officials and their agents will be brought to
book.
In view of the drought that affected most parts of the country,
the federal government will, with the available resources, import
food stuffs to supplement the shortfalls suffered in the last
harvest. Our foreign policy will both be dynamic and realistic.
Africa will of course continue to be the centre piece of our
foreign policy. The morale and combat readiness of the armed
forces will be given high priority. Officers and men with high
personal and professional integrity will have nothing to fear.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and all other holders of judiciary
appointments within the federation can continue in their
appointments and the judiciary shall continue to function under
existing laws subject to such exceptions as may be decreed from
time to time by the Federal Military Government. All holders of
appointments in the civil service, the police and the National
Security Organisation shall continue to exercise their functions in
the normal way subject to changes that may be introduced by the
Federal Military Government.
All those chairmen and members of statutory corporations,
parastatals and other executive departments are hereby relieved
of their appointments with immediate effect.
The Federal Military Government will maintain and strengthen
existing diplomatic relations with other states and with
international organisations and institutions such as the
Organisation of African Unity, the United Nations and its organs,
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, ECOWAS and the
Commonwealth etc. The Federal Military Government will honour
and respect all treaties and obligations entered into by the
previous government and we hope that such nations and bodies
will reciprocate this gesture by respecting our country’s territorial
integrity and sovereignty.
Fellow Nigerians, finally, we have dutifully intervened to save this
nation from imminent collapse. We therefore expect all
Nigerians, including those who participated directly or indirectly
in bringing the nation to this present predicament, to cooperate
with us. This generation of Nigerians, and indeed future
generations, have no country other than Nigeria. We shall remain
here and salvage it together.May God bless us all. Good morning.


Read inbetween the lines here and you see that Lar and his fellow 1979 Criminals deserved far more than they got from Buhari. They deserved to be hanged.

If that had been done, Nigeria would have been a better place.

This same criminal lar was in charge during the 1999 PDP convention in Jos where stolen millions were used to buy the votes that create the Obasanjo that created the present mess we are in today.

Tell me why the fool deserve not to be hanged.
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Baawaa(m): 4:07pm On Sep 06, 2012
Lar you are a LIAR!!you and the ministers then stole money like what we are experiencing now.!!Where are the soldier boys,i want them to jail Obasanjo,GEJ,Bode George,NOI,Maduekwe,Dimeji Bankole,Bola Ahmed Tinubu,IBB,Bamanga Tukur,Etc grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by bigmaut: 4:19pm On Sep 06, 2012
With d way today politicians are stealing now,making shagari era of corruption a child's play We need soldiers with courage of buhari or jj Rawling to sweep those wicked lootocrats frm power & send dem to hell.God punish PidPi & solo angry angry angry angry angry
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Babaji111(m): 4:22pm On Sep 06, 2012
So, this old man called Lar can still talk. Old man, please try to settle the crises in your god-forsaken state before raising your head again. BUHARI is better than you, remember. You should be ashamed of yourself for been imprisoned for theft. Buhari is being respected by millions of Nigerians no matter the castigations by PDP and, GOD willing,surprises will emanate come 2015. SAI BABA BUHARI!!!! cool

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Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by centje(m): 4:27pm On Sep 06, 2012
alaoeri: But why is Lar trying to cover buhari a5s?
the man is obviously scared. Forgiving with out apology,petting buhari after calling 'foolish' man. Or maybe he has interest in buhari's current political dispensation and wants to be recognised.

So honourable lar, what is buhari ignorant of?
Re: Buhari Coup Was Done In Ignorance- Lar by Chyz2: 4:34pm On Sep 06, 2012
Blame Abiola for sponsoring it

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