IBB endorses Ribadu for President

Former military President, Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday endorsed Nuhu Ribadu for President, saying Nigeria needs generational change.
But Ribadu, a member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), was received at Babangida’s Hilltop Mansion without ACN leader, Bola Tinubu.
Babangida told journalists that because of the generation Ribadu belongs to, it is fair to support him take over the reigns of power, a view he said other Nigerians will understand and respect.
He recalled that, “Somebody asked me recently who my candidate is and I said that we who belong to this generation will like to see young people, in whose hands the future of this country lies, to take over the affairs of Nigeria.”
He explained that he supports generational change, “which Nuhu Ribadu and Fola Adeola stand for,” and he has strong faith in them and believes they can deliver.
Asked if he has endorsed the candidature of Ribadu, Babangida who had wanted to run for President himself under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said: “For generational change, yes.”
He referred to everyone on Ribadus’ entourage as his friends, and said he gave them lunch as a sign of acceptance and friendship between him and the ACN family.
“I am close to them, it is only fair that since they are in Minna they decided to visit me personally. I have respect for him (Ribadu).”
Ribadu and his team also visited the Emir of Minna, Umar Bahago, after which they addressed a rally at the city’s polo ground.
He told the rally that the ACN stands for the change Nigerians have yearned for in the 12 years of misrule by the PDP administration.
“The change has come and your party, our party, the ACN, is the party to vote for. We are set to provide this much needed change and take the country to higher grounds,” he said.
Source: Daily Independent – www.independentngonline.com

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9 Comments

  • Is personalty we are voting now not party, let forget (PDP OR ACN ) what we want is good gorvernment. Cos we are tired of all these lie lie & pardy pardy arrangement PDP people are doing, they don’t have any good thing to offer, Since how many years now they have been driving us anyhow. All we need is new people new gorvernment…as for me PDP is nothing to be talking about

  • well,as for me, im still confused between whom to vote for between Buhari/Tunde Bakare and Ribadu cos i personally think those are the two worthy and credible candidates that can take us to where we are meant to be as a nation

  • Progress is what every nigeria want bcos for the past 12 years PDP government was said to have spent 45trillion of which was 40%was spent on capital project and 60%on politican and worker.PDP simply means People Disturbing Progress.Is time for nigerian to take their stand and vote a man that vision and mission so that nigeria wil be a better place come 2015.

  • Progress and development is what every nigeria want because for the past 12 years PDP government was said to have spent 45trillion of which was 40%was spent on capital project and 60%on politican and worker.PDP simply means People Disturbing Progress.Is time for nigerian to take their stand and vote a man that vision and mission so that nigeria wil be a better place come 2015.

  • Nigeria is a good country, but our leader that have been ruling us have lead nigerians into destructions. but will need a good leader like Nuhu Ribadu and his followers except IBB which is the former member of (PDP) people deceive party, becuase he has some dubious charecter which is armfull to the humans life. Ribadu you is the one the Lord have as a next incumbant presidential candidate,Ebele jonathan is no where to be found and his master planner (Obasonjo). Ribadu do yourbest to safe Nigerians and to let’s Nigeria be in better place.

  • In my own view, neither aspirants in party A nor in party B is good enugh to paddle the caneo of this great nation, the best way of identify fair candidate is by their manifestos and previous accomplishment in better the well-being of the masses. God will guide us to vote in the God fearing leaders. Good people, great nation

  • As for me, all this Babangida endorsement is rubbish. Why is he suddenly talking about generational change when he himself wanted to to run for presidency! Foolish endorsment, just because he lost out at the primaries he’s now supporting candidates from a different party. I beg, Buhari/ Tunde Bakare, go on soun jo!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to deal with corruption if we are to progress in anything in this country and those are the men that have the nerves to fight corruption! It’s not by mouth..

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