oa The Constitution - Third term diplomacy

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1595-5753



This article analyses the external dimension, especially the diplomacy involved in the whole process of trying to ram through the national parliament, a tenure extension by President Olusegun Obasanjo and his quislings in government It examines the activities of the social forces that were involved in the tenure elongation project, It argues that there were good reasons for such a diplomatic engagement with Nigeria, It further argues that due to the interplay of diplomacy, countervailing measures availed to scuttle the third agenda. It concludes by emphasising the point that though the international community was forthcoming in the struggle against the third agenda, the intra-class split was most decisive for the defeat of the third term agenda.

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