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2023 Presidency: IBB gives blessings to Bukola Saraki

It was cheering news for the Presidential ambition of former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki as former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida throws his weight and support for him as the rightful man to take over from President Muhamadu Buhari come 2023.

Vanguard reports that Babangida who did not hide his admiration for Saraki did not mince words, but equate Saraki to a Self Propelled (SP) artillery gun, an abbreviation for Senate President, whose credentials and personality speaks for him.

According to him, many aspirants have come and will come here. But a young man of his (Saraki) status who knows the country well should lead the country for maximum results.

“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”.

Babangida, popularly referred to as IBB, commended Saraki’s patriotic efforts as  President of the 8th Senate saying, “It was Saraki’s efforts that saved the nation from imminent crisis that ensued. Remember if he was not able to nip the crisis, only God knows what would have happened. It was his intelligence at play that saved the nation. He is the best for Nigeria”.

Prof Hagher who led the large delegation, 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.

Making a case for the North Central zone, Hagher added that while the South West, South South and North West  have produced Presidents for Nigeria, and the North East and South East have produced Vice Presidents, the North Central, full of capable and competent human resources is yet to express its leadership potentials for the country.

In the delegation were former Governor Shaaba Lafiagi from Kwara State, former Senators Solomon Ewuga, Suleiman Adokwe, former national and state assembly members and critical stakeholders across the country.

Writing by Muzha Kucha