In what seems to be an endorsement of the candidature of Vice President Yemi Osibanjo in the forthcoming 2023 presidential elections, a former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, says the VP is a good man to lead Nigeria.
IBB stated this when the Osibanjo Grassroot Organization visited him in his Uphill residence in Minna.
“I know the Vice President very well. He is a good man. A man who has conviction about Nigeria; a man who can communicate with the country and inspire people. Such a man is a worthy person to work with. We need a good man to lead Nigeria.”
He described Osibanjo as a man who has a passion for the country, adding, “Nigeria is a good country too; the people of Nigeria are good. You must learn to understand people and communicate with them. And constant discussion is key.
“I want to convey my best wishes to the Vice-president through you. And I want you to tell him to stay on course. I know it’s not easy but he has the conviction. I wish him the best,” Babangida noted.
The elder statesman further revealed that he decided to speak to them because of the Vice-President, insisting that he knew Osibanjo has what it takes to be a good leader.
Speaking, the National Convener of the Organization, Mr. OJo Foluso expressed joy with the endorsement of the former military leader, saying, ” we came to consult the Oracle and the Oracle has spoken. General IBB is an oracle because he understands Nigeria”.
He also stated that the group would continue to pressure on the VP to pick interest in contesting for the presidency in the 2023 general elections.
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The Team Leader, Chief Emma Ejiofor, in his speech noted that the Osibanjo Grassroot Organization visited was prepared to work with advice of prominent citizens such as Gen. Babangida, especially because of their sound knowledge and understanding of the country.
“At this moment, Nigeria is in dire need of leaders with conviction and passion for her development and growth,” he added.