Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar paid a visit to former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida in his home in Minna, Niger State.
Atiku had reportedly gone to seek for Babangida’s endorsement for his candidacy for president in 2019.
According to Premium Times, Babangida “had a very useful political discussion” with the former vice president, his spokesperson Kassim Afegbuan saying:
“They had a very useful political discussion. IBB also has a good relationship with Atiku.”
A photo showing the former vice-president squatting to address Babangida has since circulated on social media.
While some have termed it a show of respect due to a Northern elder, others have described it as a show of desperation to get elected.
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it is quite unfortunate for Atiku Abubarkar to knee before IBB because IBB can not make him president. i Will advice hé should simply dash the presidential ambitions to rule Nigeria is not by force and also it is not must tanks From ABBA Abraham Azenda
There are set of people God will not allow to rule this country. please, let us be careful of whom we vote for, the one we are chowin, we have not be able to swallow. Be ware of revening wolf’s. Thanks.
in as much am not his fans. but judging by the picture. I think days pure northern culture . IBB is his senior an elder statesman. it does not really mean he is begging Atiku. but a greeting.
It’s a good think to show respect. Critics will always talk.
I means nothing to me. It’s a mark of respect and humility. After all it was IBB that made him the VP then.
It means nothing to me. It’s a mark of respect and humility. After all it was IBB that made him the VP then.
oh Nigerians let’s learn to give respect to whom respect is due