Buhari, a retired Major-General in the Nigerian Army also gave an insight on his conviction to become a true democrat.
“I will tell you what made me a multi party democrat. In 1991, after coming out of detention, i was sitting at home and the Soviet Union collapsed. They were the world power fighting the western world. They had more sophisticated weapons, but something happened.
“There was confusion and everybody went away. Today, there’re 18 countries in the former Soviet Union. That was when i believed that multi party democratic system is a superior form of governance and that is why i joined democracy”, he said(Buhari)