IPN Opinion article
Nigerians in a matter of days will file out to cast their votes in series of elections into federal, state and local government elective posts. This will be the second election after the military relinquished power on May 29,1999 having held sway for over 15 years. Those were the years many Nigerians would not like to forget easily. Lots of people were killed, jailed in phantom coup plots, the press was repressed, flagrant abuse of human rights became rampart and lies and falsehood became the official policy. The institutions that make a society rich and prosperous were decimated, abused or destroyed.