Top 10 Ex-convicts who later became President

8. President Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria)

Former military ruler and the incumbent Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was detained in Benin City after a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida in 1985. Buhari’s admirers consider that the general was ousted by corrupt elements in his government who were afraid of being brought to justice. However, Babangida justified his coup d’état by saying that Buhari failed to deal with the country’s economic problems. Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala Ruined Nigeria. He was released in 1988 and after three failed shots at the presidency, Buhari finally moved into Aso Rock presidential villa, as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2015.

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