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‘I’m born again, all things are new’, Buhari declares (Video)

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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has said he should not be judged by the things he did as a military head of state in 1984, in a democratic setting.

He spoke during a live CNN interview anchored by Christiane Amanpour.
Tasked that Nigerians were faced with the difficult option of choosing between a failed president and a former military dictator with a bad human rights record, Buhari said: “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 who said it would be harsh to judge him against his record as a military dictator also welcomed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of his aspiration to rule Nigeria again.

According to him, “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 affirmed that the Boko Haram insurgency would be routed by his administration through blocking corruption and other leakages.

-Ripples

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  1. Wale Adeniji

    February 12, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Quite honestly, the level of international recognition GMB is enjoying sends fright to the GEJ camp….

    Just like Gen Obasanjo will usually say….

    “I DEY LOOK OOO”…

  2. damizzle!!

    February 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    buhari says he is “born again” hmmmm pastor prof. is beginning to rub off on him,lets c how it goes..

  3. de don

    February 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Lets see how it goes with him dis time i just pray he doesnt change his mind to his former life style (The Dictator)

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