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2011: Ex-Senate President asks IBB, Ayu, Saraki to drop presidential ambition

By Luka Binniyat
Former President of the Senate, Chief Ameh Ebute has advised  Gen.Ibrahim  Babangida (IBB) , Senator Iyorchia Ayu and Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara state to pull out of  the 2011 Presidential race.

The former Senate President during the reign of IBB made this known  in a press statement he issued in Abuja yesterday.

He said he was  affirming the decision reached by all leading political office holders from the North Central zone at their meeting  on Tuesday in Abuja, where they resolved to support Jonathan Goodluck to run for the presidency in 2011 under the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebute said it was clear President Jonathan Goodluck is relatively more acceptable and popular in the race than the three.

According to him, the advice  was  borne out of concern because the three come from the North Central geo-political zone .

“Read the hand writing  on the wall and accept the majority view from the North Central to support Jonathan.

“The political leaders from the North Central zone including four sitting State Governors, FCT Minister, two former National Chairmen of the party, one sitting Senate President, one former Senate President, scores of serving and past National Assembly members and other stakeholders, all met and agreed on the way forward.’


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