NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 193

————————————————— L———————————————— It should be noted that when the npp led by Dr Azikiwe gave the npn (led by Alhaji Shehu Shagari) six months notice as provided for in the accord protocol for the re-negotiation of the accord, the npn unilaterally terminated the accord on the excuse that “if your wife gave you notice of six months…the husband should sack her immediately.” This was how the npn/npp accord was terminated in 1981 [ — an accord] which the military inspired to provide a smooth transition for the Northern led political party in 1979. (p. 339, n. 49) L———————————————— ———————————————— q19) 1992 …right from the day General Babangida assumed office there was no doubt as to whose programme we were implementing. The transition programme was a personal programme of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. It was neither a military nor a Northern programme. This fact was never known by many people…When it was clear that the President was serious with the transition programme, and it seemed to them that he was actually thinking of handing over power, they [the North] initiated the r