‘I am sorry for calling Buhari a coup plotter’ – Dele Momodu

The Herald NG
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Publisher of Ovation magazine and Thisday columnist, Chief Dele Momodu has apologized over his remarks against General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) in 2011.

Then, Chief Momodu called the former military dictator who committed several human rights violations during his regime a “coup plotter”.

His words then,

“For instance, tell me how General Muhammadu Buhari is better than me. Try and convince me how he is better than me. He forced his way into politics in 1983 through a coup. He was not a politician, he was a soldier. What is the role of a soldier? It is to protect and destroy. The man forced his way into politics. On account of that alone, he is disqualified. People cannot praise any man that commits treason against his fatherland”.


Momodu has since had a change of heart and has apologized for the remarks.

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