Abuja - President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has met one of the journalists jailed by his military regime nearly 30 years ago, Punch reports.
Tunde Thompson was imprisoned in 1984 under the notorious Decree 4 of the Buhari military government.
Alongside his colleague, Nduka Iraboh, at the Guardian newspaper, Thompson became one the faces of the regime’s iron-fisted rule, a case repeatedly referenced during Mr. Buhari’s campaign for March 28 election.
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Thompson said ahead of the polls that he had forgiven Buhari. He later worked as part of the former military leader’s media team.
At a meeting Tuesday in Abuja, Buhari praised the journalist for rising above his jail experience to forgive and support him, saying what happened under his military regime was one of the challenges of that period.
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