This question was very popular with the candidates. Majority of them got the
requirements of the question right and scored very good marks. The very
good candidates defined military rule as a government by the Armed Forces
which comes to power through coup d'etat.
Furthermore, candidates that were able to state the major causes of military
intervention in Nigeria politics were handsomely rewarded.
The overall candidates' performance in the question was very good.
Some of the causes of military intervention in Nigeria politics mentioned by
the candidates to scored good marks included:
Western Reqionalelectoral crisis of 1965;
General electoral crises of 1964;
Census crisis of 1962/63;
Corruption, nepotism/sectionalism; etc.