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BOMBSHELL | Buhari opens up on why Babangida & His Boys took over his government

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally opened up on the 1985 coup, saying he was removed from office 31 years ago because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption.

Buhari, who has not spared the military even in his ongoing anti-corruption war, said senior military leaders, led by former dictator General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, removed him in August 1985, to save themselves from his total war against corruption powerful men.

In an exclusive interview in the current edition of The Interview Magazine, Buhari challenged Messrs Babangida and Gusau to tell the truth on why they carried out the coup against him.

“I learnt,” he said, “that Aliyu Gusau, who was in charge of intelligence, took import licence from the ministry of commerce which was in charge of supplies and gave it to Alhaji Mai Deribe.

“It was worth N100,000, a lot of money at that time. I confronted them and took the case to the Army council in a memo...I wanted Gusau punished.”

In a statement on their site, the Managing Director/Editor-in-chief of The Interview, Azu Ishiekwene, said, “This is one edition that won’t let sleeping dogs lie.”

Babangida had told The Interview in its December edition that there was nothing in the memo which Buhari said he submitted to the Army council.

“Don’t forget that I was one of Buhari’s closest aides. I was the chief of army staff. So, I had an important position, an important role to play within that administration. I don’t think it had to do with a memo,” Mr. Babangida said.

But in a daring manner, President Buhari challenged Messrs Babangida and Gusau to come clean on why they removed him, asking The Interview to choose whose story to believe.

16 comments:

  1. Hmmmm. Naija big men and their desperation

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  2. IBB, FATHER OF CORRUPTION.

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  3. Baba those are past stories, concrete on the president n future.

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  4. Hassan Aderemi24 July, 2016 22:20

    PMB sir, kindly let bygone be bygone & allow the sleeping dogs lies, Nigerians cannot forget in hurry the state of nation during your regime between 1983- 31st Dec 1985 most especially War Against Indiscipline (WAI) compare to subsequent administrations after the 1985 coup, we have taken all the wrong & right from everybody in good faith & working towards making Nigeria great again.

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  5. Very painful experience for PMB

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  6. Very Painful,,,it was IBB dat opened d can of worm nd PMB had to set d record right!

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  7. Time is coming when GOD will arise. den we will no

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  8. PMB been dey fight corrupt since 14AD

    #Olu,can you see?

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  9. I know pmb has good intention for Nigeria but their are some unseen mafia's that are threatening the unity of this country, the president should just concentrate on his work cause its a huge task.

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  10. Its painful but is for good as all things works together for good.

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  11. We don hear..

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  12. Him be wan come back again to continue from where hin stop. Ole thank God Jesus Christ say no body listened to him o

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  13. baba Nigerian know that u have try ur best to do something but now citizen are hungry no food to eat no job things are too high sir, if I may ask what is the way forward do Nigerian have hope that u will turn things around

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