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Thank You For Forgiving Me, Buhari Tells Tunde Thompson Who Was Jailed Under Decree No. 4

Tunde Thompson
Tunde Thompson

Mr. Tunde Thompson was one of the two journalists who were jailed in accordance with the provision of Decree number 4 when General Muhammadu Buhari was Head of State in 1984. But, Thompson joined General Buhari’s media campaign team for the just concluded Presidential election.
Meeting Thompson one-on-one today when the All Progressives Congress (APC) Predidential campaign team paid him a visit at the Defence House in Abuja, General Buhari thanked him for not only forgiven him for his experience in 1984, but joining his campaign team.
Cracking jokes with Thompson, the President-elect appreciated his ability to rise above his jail experience to forgive and support him.
General Buhari said that what happened under his military regime was one of the challenges of that period.
Buhari also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for deploying technology as part of the process of the last election with the use of PVC and Card Readers.
“We must commend Nigerians who believe in our message of change and INEC for introducing Card Readers and PVC. All elected leaders will now know that the voter is the king. Nigerians now have more faith in our elections because their votes will count. If not for PVC and Card Readers the PDP as usual would have written the results and asked losers to go to court. How can people who are struggling to survive go to Court and get money to pay the SANs of this world. We must thank God for the success of this election.”

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