…takes over Adedibu’s political machinery
By Dayo Benson, Political Editor
Ahead of 2011 presidential race which he has vowed to contest despite zoning controversy, former military president, Gen
Ibrahim Babangida has taken over the political machinery of late political godfather, Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu to actualise his ambition.
Members of Adedibu political family are set to flag-off South West for IBB campaign July 29 in Ibadan at a ceremony which Babangida is expected to attend.
It was reliably gathered that Babangida had been funding the Adedibu political machinery since he declared his presidential ambition as part of his strategy to win South -West support in the Peoples Democrtic Party, PDP, presidential primary.
A prominent member of the group and one time Oyo State deputy governor, Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi confirmed the development in a chart with Vanguard yesterday. Gbolarumi who was one ofÂ late Adedibu political disciples told Vanguard that since
Babangida was the first person to approach the group for support, they had no choice but to make the structure available to him.
According to him, the flag-off for the South West campaign comes up July 29 in Ibadan. IBB is a Nigerian and a member of the PDP and we cannot work for any party outside the PDP as we are all members of the same political family. IBB is the only one that has consulted us and asked for our support.