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Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Kwanza: 3:22pm On Dec 17, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again longed for the absolute prosecutorial powers he wielded when he led a military junta in Nigeria in the 1980s.

As the president clocks 77 on Tuesday, he granted a brief interview to state-run television, NTA, telling the station that he was unhappy about democracy’s ‘slow’ method of justice.

“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,” Mr Buhari said, lamenting that he had “learned the hard way” that he could not do that in a democracy.

“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,” Mr Buhari said.

Several Nigerians were jailed under Mr Buhari’s draconian decrees two and four during his military regime. Many journalists were jailed under a decree that prohibited journalists from writing articles that were factual but “insulting” to public officials.

Some politicians who were targeted and summarily detained spent years in jail despite failure of military tribunals to find them guilty of corruption; while some laws were applied retroactively to execute drugs smuggling suspects.

Mr Buhari had previously decried democratic checks and balances as unnecessarily cumbersome, but which he had no choice but to respect in order not to jeopardise the country’s nascent democracy.

Buhari's History

Mr Buhari took part in a military coup that overthrew the democratically elected presidency of Shehu Shagari in December 1983, remaining in office until 1985 when he was himself overthrown in yet another coup led by one of his military allies, Ibrahim Babangida.

Mr Buhari was initially confined to a house arrest following his ouster, but he was later released with full military retirement benefits. He took an appointment in the brutal military regime of Sani Abacha between mid and late 1990s.

When Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, Mr Buhari began seeking a return to office as a democrat, running unsuccessfully for president in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

In 2015, however, after entering into multiple alliances with other political structures outside his core northern base, Mr Buhari won the presidential election, becoming the first to upset an incumbent president through the ballot in Nigeria’s history.

Mr Buhari won the election on the back of a campaign that promised a liberal and democratic governance to all Nigerians. He described himself as a democratic convert and promised to eschew all authoritarian inclinations that had defined his career.

But upon assuming office, Mr Buhari began taking anti-democratic actions that drew widespread criticism. During a televised media chat in late December 2015, the president openly justified disobedience to court order that granted bail to Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser accused of corruption, saying Mr Dasuki’s offences were too grave for him to be entitled to bail.

Mr Dasuki’s perpetual detention in defiance of court orders has been a key highlight of a raft of controversies which Mr Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign has generated.

In recent weeks, the president has faced criticism for allowing the State Security Service to run amok under him.

The SSS, a secret police charged with gathering domestic intelligence for national security, has refused to release Omoyele Sowore and other activists despite multiple court orders granting them bail.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/368546-democratic-process-too-slow-for-my-liking-buhari.html

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by MAXIMAL123(m): 3:25pm On Dec 17, 2019
Just do your best and leave the rest , Mr President

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by DonBenny77(m): 3:27pm On Dec 17, 2019
Odë of a president.
President wey no go school
Even in that stale biography of his it clearly says while his mates were in class he preferred being with cows in the bush....

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Racoon(m): 3:28pm On Dec 17, 2019
How can a nation ruler be saying this shitcrap? Are his zombies never tired of defending the silly & senseless unpardonable gaffes of this man.? Why is Maj.Gen.M. Buhari(Rtd) always sounding incredibly stupid and irresponsible?

No wonder, he was asking for absolute powers in the early days of his govt-not allowing any seperation of power btw the 3tiers of govt.For goodness sake, you were not forced to force yourself on the Nigerian nation after you were rejected thrice @ the polls.

So is that why you swore to abide by the Nigerian constitution in a democratic setting but instead continued with the jackboot tyranny of 1983-85 with a fulanization agenda?

You can resign and leave our national life that you've bastardized in all respect.After all to serve Nigeria is not by force.Good radiance to bad rubbish.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Charleys: 3:28pm On Dec 17, 2019
Your wife called you GMB for a reason.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by OfoIgbo: 3:30pm On Dec 17, 2019
Funny coming from the original BABA GO-SLOW

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by SpecialAdviser(m): 3:32pm On Dec 17, 2019
Funny man. He said is a "terrific country to govern"

Reason we have been calling for restructuring to releif governance from Abuja but his northern brothers are more interested in a continued flawed system.

I listen to the Maylasian president in Al jazerra and wondered the kind of leaders we have in Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by iamJ(m): 3:35pm On Dec 17, 2019
honestly


everybody pointing at everybody, u cant do anything


thats why i say democracy will only work after military has fixed the country well, if not we are wasting our time


if good leader come try fight corruption, him own people go fight am, dem fit kill am self, na only under hard hand nigerians dey hear word


na why our police and army dont do us like american, they know us, we dont hear word

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Godfullsam(m): 3:36pm On Dec 17, 2019
Happy birthday GMB . May God handle the rest of your life thesame way you are handling the issue of Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Abfinest007(m): 3:38pm On Dec 17, 2019
we hear u
Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by reccy(m): 3:49pm On Dec 17, 2019
God bless my president...

You've said it all...

Democracy is not meant for African..

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Beremx(f): 3:51pm On Dec 17, 2019
So he wants a military system for Nigeria? Is that what he's trying ?

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by ZombieTERROR: 3:57pm On Dec 17, 2019
Buhari is a punishment to the nation.

A man whose only achievement in office is to gallivant round the world and take pictures while the masses suffer in penury

A man who promised to fight Boko Haram from the front but today can't be seen even at the back

A man who flew his son out of the country for proper Medicare..... While making sure the nation's hospitals are unkempt and unequipped.

A man described by POTUS as lifeless....

A man who can't be remembered for anything tangible aside tyranny... Nepotism and injustice...

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by NaijaRoyalty(m): 4:00pm On Dec 17, 2019
Then resign and go back to your cows

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by Indispensable85: 4:02pm On Dec 17, 2019
You're the slow one here.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by healthserve(m): 4:34pm On Dec 17, 2019
Tell us a few things that a democratic government had impeded.


Better put, these are words from a an that hates been challenged.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by thundafire: 4:44pm On Dec 17, 2019
BMCur Lord has spoken come and defend him

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by idid: 4:45pm On Dec 17, 2019
Baba were,

This one dey compete with ineffectual bufoon.

People will soon give you a biffing name.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by sweerychick(f): 4:47pm On Dec 17, 2019
Words of a dictator! Why then did you contest on a democratic platform? If you know that democratic process is too slow for your tyrannical nature then resign you have no business with democracy lipsrsealed undecided oh wait I forgot zombies would still worship you

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by darkwan: 4:48pm On Dec 17, 2019
if it was not boko haram issues,buhari wouldnt have won....

civilian leaders failed us....

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by darkwan: 4:49pm On Dec 17, 2019
sweerychick:
Words of a dictator!

call him what you want....
fact remains civilian leaders failed us badly....

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by sweerychick(f): 4:51pm On Dec 17, 2019
darkwan:


call him what you want....
fact remains civilian leaders failed us badly....
so PMB is the best?

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by contigiency(m): 4:57pm On Dec 17, 2019
You are correct Mr president. Even those abusing you for the statement know that what you said is the truth. But because they are synonymous to hatred, they have to show who they are. If not, I wonder why Orji Uzo Kalu's case for instance lasted for 12 years in one court. Majority who knew about the case have all died, while my first son who is 9 years was not yet born as at the time.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by SarkinYarki: 5:01pm On Dec 17, 2019
Shut up there you conman !!!!! In the 80s when you had military power what did you do with it other than destroy the economy then like you are now besides are you even obeying any rule of law ? So what is slowing you down ..Buhari you are a congenital failure who can never achieve any positive as a leader because you lack what it takes ..Like I always say If you are given the swedish economy today to run you will destroy it just 6 months max

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by SarkinYarki: 5:05pm On Dec 17, 2019
contigiency:
You are correct Mr president. Even those abusing you for the statement know that what you said is the truth. But because they are synonymous to hatred, they have to show who they are. If not, I wonder why Orji Uzo Kalu's case for instance lasted for 12 years in one court. Majority who knew about the case have all died, while my first son who is 9 years was not yet born as at the time.

In the 80s when he ruled the results where the same , he generated failure ,hardship ,poverty, insecurity and human rights abuse just like he is doing today ...If you like make him supreme emperor nothing will come out of it than mass poverty and hardship ..The man lacks the intelligence , foresight and vision to make any thing better , he is like a carpenter in a chinaware store or Keke Napep driver in the cockpit of an Airbus a320 neo , ogbeni nothing can happen

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by contigiency(m): 5:05pm On Dec 17, 2019
sweerychick:
Words of a dictator! Why then did you contest on a democratic platform? If you know that democratic process is too slow for your tyrannical nature then resign you have no business with democracy lipsrsealed undecided oh wait I forgot zombies would still worship you

You are among those that ask on daily bases, how many people has the government convicted, and how many are in prison. But look at what you are saying on an obvious truth as if buhari tore your Christmas clothes.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by contigiency(m): 5:09pm On Dec 17, 2019
SarkinYarki:


In the 80s when he ruled the results where the same , he generated failure ,hardship ,poverty, insecurity and human rights abuse just like he is doing today ...If you like make him supreme emperor nothing will come out of it than mass poverty and hardship ..The man lacks the intelligence , foresight and vision to make any thing better , he is like a carpenter in a chinaware store or Keke Napep driver in the cockpit of an Airbus a320 neo , ogbeni nothing can happen

Stop distorting truth. We all went to school. What history taught me in school is that he brought sanity and discipline in the system. People learnt to follow due process. But when he left, Babangida came and introduced 419 and all form of corruption.

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by 989900: 5:15pm On Dec 17, 2019
Crapola, the same democratic system is technically guaranteeing that with all the public outcry of discomfort, you have not been toppled by them barrack boys -- be thankful!

How can a man take pride in detaining people illegally?

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by solmusdesigns: 5:17pm On Dec 17, 2019
social media bill jail bird... where in the write up suggest your header

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by SarkinYarki: 5:17pm On Dec 17, 2019
contigiency:


Stop distorting truth. We all went to school. What history taught me in school is that he brought sanity and discipline in the system. People learnt to follow due process. But when he left, Babangida came and introduced 419 and all form of corruption.

Which history when all the records are there

His poor policies put a stop to the industrialization of the country.

The middle class was completely eroded
Unemployment started increasing for the first time in Nigeria

For the first time Nigerians started buying second hand clothes and things .

Crimes like highway robbery increased .

The Naira started losing value for the first time .

People queued up like refugees to get essential commodity

Poverty escalated

Just like it is today .

If you have any sense you will ask yourself what has Buhari even achieved in 5 years ? Zero and now he just has 3 years left where he will achieve nothing too

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by leoHomo: 5:21pm On Dec 17, 2019
solmusdesigns:
social media bill jail bird... where in the write up suggest your header

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Re: Buhari: Democratic Process ‘Too Slow For My Liking’ by GreyLaw(m): 5:21pm On Dec 17, 2019
contigiency:


Stop distorting truth. We all went to school. What history taught me in school is that he brought sanity and discipline in the system. People learnt to follow due process. But when he left, Babangida came and introduced 419 and all form of corruption.

Keep telling yourself devilish lies all because you are being paid by the government. Yes, many of you are being paid to wash something that can never be clean.

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