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2007: Babangida may rejoin presidential race

Posted by CHRIS OCHAYI Abuja on 2007/01/09 | Views: 919 |

2007: Babangida may rejoin presidential race


FORMER military President Ibrahim Babangida may rejoin the April presidential race.

FORMER military President Ibrahim Babangida may rejoin the April presidential race.

He may actualize the ambition on the platform of the National Democratic Party (NDP), after bowing out of the PDP presidential primaries.

Babangida, who spoke through his special adviser on media affairs, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, in a exclusive interview with Sunday Vanguard Friday in Abuja, assured Nigerians, party supporters and admirers that he would contest the presidential election.

According to the spokesman, “from what we have seen so far, the nation is too fragile and too complex to be left in the hands of people who do not understand intrigues, that exist in all the geo-political settings. And that is why some of us have vowed that as much as we remain alive, we will pursue a Babangida presidency in this April 2007 presidential poll”.


“Power resides in the hands of God. Those who are in prison some years back came out by a stroke of luck and God used human beings that walk on two legs to enthrone them into position of authority. I am sure an average Nigerian will think that it was almost unthinkable for somebody in prison to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.


“So, that same God that has all it takes, all the power you can think about, that God of all gods is still alive. So, no matter the threat, no matter the tribulations, coercion, suppression, oppression or whatever you have in place, that God has all it takes to also enthrone another person as president of the country”.


“Time there was when Nigerians were held by the jugular. Nobody was bold enough to confront the powers that be because we were operating at maximum dictatorial level with grand acquisition. Corruption was at the highest level, but, all of a sudden, there was an eclipse and that turned the tide”.


“Babangida is very much in the race. I think there is no basis for verification. From what he told Nigerians, from the letter he wrote to President Olusegun Obasanjo, he said he was withdrawing from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that he was going to explore other options to advance his aspirations and that of democracy”.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.