- President Muhammadu Buhari has narrated how he was locked up during the military regime, after jailing others for corrupt offences
- Buhari called for patience in the face of the current economic challenges, as he urged Nigerians to understand the differences between military and democratic dispensations
- The president also recalled how he spent many years challenging election results in court
President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted how he was imprisoned during the military regime, The Cable reports.
The president disclosed the events of that period of his life on Wednesday, December 6, in Kano state.
NAIJ.com gathers that Buhari disclosed that after sending others to jail for corrupt offences, he was imprisoned.
He stated: “When I was the military head of state, I arrested many people and jailed them for alleged corruption. In the end, I also ended in jail.”
The president further appealed to Nigerians to understand the differences between military and democratic dispensations, and urged them to be patient as the nation goes through its current economic travails.
He assured citizens that “there will be light at the end of the tunnel.”
In his words: “It is not easy for us to surmount all the obstacles against us, knowing that the road to the promised land appears rough. But all I want from Nigerians, is for them to be patient.”
Buhari also recounted his ordeal challenging election results for years.
He stated: “As a politician, I really tasted the pains of seeking elective office.
“Since I joined politics in 2003, I contested for president three times but I could not get it right until the fourth attempt in 2015.
“I was in court for 30 months challenging the 2007 election; and in 2011, I also spent 16 months in court.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Balarabe Musa, the first civilian governor of Kaduna state, narrated how the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari jailed him for 20 weeks without trial.
Musa stated that even while he and other Nigerians had forgiven what he defined as Buhari's army atrocities, the president must listen to Nigerians as is the practice in democratic settings.
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