By Henry Umoru, Abuja
FORMER Military President Ibrahim Babangida said yesterday that he would remain undaunted even though he was prepared to keep to the elements of the Consensus Agreement of the Mallam Adamu Ciroma led Committee that ex-vice President Atiku Abubakar as the preferred candidate for the north.
‘’Although a decision has emerged, the challenges remain relentless, dominant and problematic. This is both rational and essential for us to continue to be in good spirit and remain steadfast in our engagements. While we keep to the elements of the Consensus Agreement, we shall remain undaunted”, he said.
Addressing Journalists at the Hotel Horizon, Wuse 2, Abuja, Babangida who stressed that he is an honourable man who would at all times abide by agreements reached, said he is not a fool to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP because he was not the lucky person to have been chosen by the Consensus Candidate Committee.
According to him, he would join forces with Atiku Abubakar to ensure that he wins the PDP’s primaries to emerge as the Party’s flagbearer in the 2011 Presidential election.
While thanking his Campaign Director-General, National Directors, Zonal Directors, State Coordinators and his other teeming supporters who were at the venue of the briefing for the support, however stressed their commitment was certainly not lost to him or to history, adding, ‘’Who knows, for at a time like this, we may rebound.”
The former President who was one of the Presidential aspirants from before the announcement of Atiku Abubakar told his supporters and loyalists that at a time like this, there was the need for them to sustain the spirit of goodness and for them to believe in the commitment to the objectives that brought them together as a campaign Organization.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of IBB 2011 Campaign Organization, Chief Raymond Dokpesi told members of the IBB campaign Organisation that arrangements have been concluded where everyone will be integrated into one formidable Campaign Organisation for the realization of Atiku Abubakar’s ambition.