Nigeria’s former president, Muhammadu Buahri, has revealed in an interview conducted by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) that a cabal must have taken over his government when he was president.
When asked if losing his administration to a cabal, Buhari said, “it must have been.”
He added that he was not sure anyone who breached the law was allowed to “walk away.”
Buhari said, “God gave me the opportunity to serve my country, but I did my best. But whether my best was good enough, I leave it for people to judge.”
He said he was too preoccupied with local matters to be bothered with foreign issues as president, adding that his biggest challenge was securing the country.
Buhari said he did not try to compete with Nigeria’s wealthy class by acquiring land, houses, and cars during his time as Nigeria’s leader.
He noted that this was the reason he was “living in peace” after exiting government.
According to Buhari, some Nigerians attempted to set a trap for him by trying to ambush him with certain opportunities.
He said he avoided the trap because he knew that once they knew he had been compromised, they would take advantage of the situation to milk the country.
The former president appears to be agreeing with his wife, Aisha Buhari, who was the first person to raise the allegation of a cabal taking over Buhari’s administration in 2016, but she was disregarded.