As president Mohammed Buhari celebrated his 77th birthday, he flashed back to the time he had absolute power as a military ruler.
In a brief interview he granted to NTA, he didn’t hide his dislike for ‘slow’ democratic justice process and said that he has had to learn the ‘hard way’, realizing that he can’t do some certain things as a democratic president.
“When I came in uniform, I collected those who were leading, took them to Kirikiri (Maximum Security Prison) and told them they were guilty until they could prove themselves innocent”
“I put based on almost all the geopolitical zones committees to investigate them. Those that were found to have lived beyond their means, the balance was taken and were given to the states.
“But I myself was arrested, detained and they were given back what they have stolen.
“So under this system which is supposed to be more accountable, but it is too slow for my liking, but I have to follow it,” president Buhari said.