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FOLLOWING President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as the standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 presidential election, his political opponents and a cross section of the media expressed concern about the temperament of the then APC presidential candidate. The core of their unease was the former army general’s dismal human rights record in his first coming as military Head of State (1983- 1985) when he more than kept his stern coup-day warning to “tamper with press freedom.” Although the Nigerian electorate eventually plumped for President Buhari over the then incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, it is fair to say that they were not fully convinced that…



Source: Nigerian Tribune