The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he takes full responsibility for whatever happened under his watch as a military dictator in Nigeria between 1983 to 1985.
He made this known during his appearance at the Chatham House Thursday morning to discuss Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition.
“I have heard references to me as a former dictator. I take responsibility for whatever happened under my watch: @ThisIsBuhari at #CHAfrica”.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its followers have campaigned against Gen.Buhari over his brutal rule and violation of fundamental human rights as a military dictator.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka also criticised Gen. Buhari for his actions as a dictator, describing his regime as a ‘brutal face of military dictatorship’.
“Buhari and his partner, the late Gen. Tunde Idiagbon, after (former military head of state) Sani Abacha, I think they represented the most brutal face of military dictatorship. There is no question about that,” Soyinka said in an interview.
Here are some of the words of Buhari culled from the official Twitter handle of Chatham House, Africa, @ChathamHouse