Two Military Heads of State Who Became Elected Presidents

History has a way of repeating itself in fact some one stated categorically that the future is locked up in the past, call me a non-conformist but I believe that sometimes lightning strikes in the same place twice and here is my proof especially of two Nigerian generals who were military heads of state later became elected civilian presidents

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

On the 13th of February 1976, the nation woke up to the rude shock of the assassination of the military head of state, General Murtala Muhammed via a bloody coup, a reluctant General Olusegun Obasanjo became the man at the helm of affairs for the next three years till when he handed to the first executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.Twenty years down the line, another general in person of General Abdulsalam Abubakar handed the mantle of leadership to the second executive president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The law of Karma taking its course

President Muhamadu Buhari

In the year 1983, , during the administration of Alhaji Shehu Shagari a military coup was staged and General Muhammadu Buhari took over as the fifth military ruler of the nation, on the 27 of August 1985 another coup was staged and this time General Ibrahim Babangida took over from the Buhari regime. Thirty years later, General Muhammadu Buhari became the fifth executive president of Nigeria in the year 2015. You may wonder what the big idea is, like I said earlier that the future is looked up in the past now look, General Obasanjo handed over to the first executive president in 1979 and twenty years later Chief Obasanjo was the second executive being handed over to by another general. And in President Buhari’s case, he was the fifth military head of state who became the fifth executive president of Nigeria, well how about that

In short, dear reader you have to be careful what you do because not only will it turn round on you, someone somewhere whom you least expected will do it to you. What do you think about this?

 

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