Babangida said he is supporting All Presidential Candidates

January 30, 2015 11:41 am

Eyebrows were raised after former military president, General Ibrahim
Badamasi Babangida (rtd) apparent endorsement of President Goodluck
Jonathan and then shortly afterwards the presidential candidate of the
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retired military generals to support the latter..
However, during a talk show on Channels TV, on Thursday the former
president said he endorses all 14 presidential candidates in the
forthcoming election.He added that all the candidates had displayed
passion for the unity of the country.

Asked by the presenter of the programme, Ms. Kadaria Ahmed, if he had
thrown his weight behind Jonathan, Babangida said he alluded to it.

“I did allude to that. I said I found him as someone who has a very
strong belief about the unity of this country.Those of us who fought the
civil war and I still carry a bullet here as a permanent reminder in
me, so anyone who talks about ’s unity, I get impassioned about
it.So what I said is that the president believes in the unity of this
country and any other person who believes in the unity of this country
should support the president to keep the country one,” he said.Continuing, Babangida said as far as the presidential election was
concerned, all the 14 presidential candidates had his blessing.

“The only difference and I did mention it, is that I have not been able
to read what they have to offer to this country and I am going to do
that. Whoever offers what I was looking forward to I will cast my

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