Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari over time has dismissed references to his past as a military dictator, saying that he is a “converted democrat” who has submitted to the rigours of democratic elections four times.
Speaking at the Chatham House, London in 2015, President Buhari said: “I cannot change the past. But I can change the present and the future. So, before you is a former military ruler and a converted democrat who is ready to operate under democratic norms and is subjecting himself to the rigours of democratic elections for the fourth time.”
Calling the attention of the audience to the fact that during the period in which he served as a military head of state between 1983 and 1985, Buhari observed that in the last two decades, democracy had taken root across Africa.
NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7am made a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians in commemoration of this year’s Democracy day.
In his third Democracy day address to Nigerians, President Buhari listed the achievements of his government and his administration’s plans going forward.
President Buhari said his administration came at a time that Nigerians needed change and they will continue to deliver change.
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