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One critical factor which spurred the abrupt termination of the Nigerian fledging democracy in the…

One critical factor which spurred the abrupt termination of the Nigerian fledging democracy in the First Republic was the

  • A.
    nationwide corruption by the politicians
  • B.
    urge for sectional military representation in government
  • C.
    issue of tribalism and nepotism
  • D.
    use of the soldiers to quell civil unrests and riots
Correct Answer: Option A
Explanation

The correct answer is the nationwide corruption by the politicians. This gave the military coup plotters the leverage to overthrow the ruling government. N.B: The question tests your knowledge on what most importantly inspired the military disruption of the Nigerian growing democracy in the 1st Republic.