A non- governmental organisation, IBB For You, has thrown its weight behind former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) in his bid to contest the 2011 presidential election.
SpeakingÂ recently, National Co-ordinator of the group, Mr. Jude Anaeto, said most of the criticisms were as a result of malice and asked those behind this to come up with ample evidence.
Imploring Nigerians not to be hoodwinked by the antics of Babangidaâ€™s detractors, Anaeto said the retired general still remained the best candidate for the nationâ€™s number one political office.
â€œBabangida still remains the best candidate for the job. Apart from having the experience, his government provided succour for millions of Nigerians across of the country when he was in power as a military ruler,” he said.
According to him, Babangidaâ€™s predicament was the handwork of a cabal bent on sabotaging his return to power.
â€œThese cabals have beenÂ sponsoring a lot of negative reports against Babangida. But all of them are tissue ofÂ lies, like the allegation that he hates the youths. Who can be friend of the youths more than him?” he said.