BY WOLE MOSADOMI
MINNA — Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) has endorsed the candidacy of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, presidential team, saying: “They are the pair that the country needs to turn her fortune around.”
Babangida who bared his mind when the ACN presidential candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and his running mate, Mr Fola Adeola paid him a courtesy call at his up-hill mansion, in Minna, Niger State yesterday said the country needed a generational change of which Ribadu represents.
The former president, after hosting the ACN delegates to a lunch in his house, said: “I endorse generational change which Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu and Alhjai Fola Adeola stand for. I have strong faith in them and I believe they can deliver the goods.”
Asked if the hosting of the ACN candidate was part of move to ensure that the northern consensus candidate is actualised, Babangida said: “Someone asked me who my candidate is and I analysed the situation, the fact is that the country needs people of your age (young) to take over the leadership of the country.
I believe we have to allow generational change, which the ACN candidate represents. That is why; I endorsed and support Alhaji Ribadu and Alhjai Fola. We have faith in them and we have hope in them.”
Ribadu who later addressed party supporters at the polo ground minna assured Nigerians that his party under his leadership will transform the country economically, socially and politially.