The Fourth Republic was formed as a result of the failure caused due to the shortcomings of the constitution
that was inherited from the General Sanni Abacha led regime , whose intention was merely to transform from
military uniform to civilian ‘Agbada’ without any policy or structural changes to the newly formed democracy.
So, the constitution for that transformation was hinged on personal interest of his remaining in office by
manipulation, bribery and intimidation. The party which formed the government in 1999 (PDP) did so without
vision and a practical plan, as their intention was to foster retired military officers and politicians throughout
our democratic existence. The constitution is neither people-oriented nor is it designed to meet the day-today running of a complex and rapidly evolving society like Nigeria in terms of ethnicity, cultural, religious, and
political background