Most times a little introspection helps to put things in perspective. After I bantered into the night with some friends on Watsapp and Twitter yesterday following my tweets demanding that Buhari should apologise properly for the atrocities committed when he was the head of a military junta in 1980s, I asked myself why I’m so critical of the man.
This is it: Buhari has, at least a 50 per cent chance (some would argue more) of becoming the next president of Nigeria. This why I believe, unlike most of his supporters, we shouldn’t cut him any slack. This is even more because his past as a military Head of State was far from endearing. I shake my head when I read half-baked attempts at trying to whitewash the atrocities that took place during his regime. The Buhari regime perpetrated industrial scale human rights abuses. Fact. Any attempt to dry-clean it…
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