Buhari still unrepentant for brutal actions, claims unfair judgement

By Post Nigeria February 12, 2015 04:50

Buhari still unrepentant for brutal actions, claims unfair judgement

Despite the fact that the families of those whom former military leader Muhammadu Buhari killed, imprisoned and brutalized are still alive, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, has remained unapologetic for his actions during his stint as a Military Head of State, confidently stating that it would be harsh to judge him against his record as a military dictator in a democratic setting.

He made this assertion while fielding questions on a live CNN interview anchored by Christiane Amanpour.

He justified his actions as actions carried out under a military administration.

The retired general seem unrepentant as he still confidently said he did what he did because it was a military administration, rather than apologizing.

“I think am being judged harshly as an individual saying that what happened during military administration is what is expected under multi-party system.

“All those things you mentioned were done under military administration; if we did not suspend the constitution then, it would have been difficult for us to operate under those circumstances.

“So I do not think I should be judged as an individual for those things that happened then.”

Buhari seems to forget that he is not the only Military Head of State to rule Nigeria, and the oppressive nature of his regime can only be compared to that of General Sani Abacha.

Meanwhil, Buhari, welcoming the alleged endorsement of Olusegun Obasanjo, an endorsement subsequently debunked by the former President as false, said, “Well it will certainly bring more supporters to us and more confidence for those who were sitting on the fence because General Obasanjo is highly respected and as far as the nation is concerned, there is no issue that can be deliberated upon without people seeking his opinion.”

Buhari who has severally accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of mismanaging the country for the past sixteen years, now welcomes an endorsement by a PDP President and chieftain who ruled for eight of the sixteen years.

Nigerians are confused by the hypocrisy of the whole situation, and question if the General hasn’t forgotten his stance of “anti-corruption” by seeking endorsement from an allegedly corrupt past president.