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Politics of Thursday, 3 February 2022


2023: IBB finally dashes Tinubu, Atiku's hope, reveals his anointed presidential aspirant

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida

A report by Vanguard indicates that former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has backed the presidential ambition of former Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

According to the newspaper, General Babangida expressed his support for Saraki when a delegation of the Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) National Campaign Advocacy Council visited him at his Minna Hilltop residence on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

The delegation was led by its chairman, Professor Hagher Iorwuese and Director-General, Chief Osaro Onaiwu.

IBB was cited as saying Saraki knows Nigeria well and should lead the country for maximum results.

He was quoted to have said: “Am glad to have found people who have defined who a true Nigerian leader should be. This definition was lacking. Am happy you have identified someone who can do the job.

The narrative has to change. I know your client very well. I am part of him. His father was very close to me.

"You have zeroed on a good candidate. I call him SP. In the artillery we have a Self Propelled gun called SP with strategic responsibility and functions. That is who he is”.

The leader of the large delegation, Prof Hagher had asked for IBB’s blessings and support for Saraki, who is within the youthful age canvassed by IBB himself for the leadership of Nigeria.

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