By Wole Mosadomi
Minna – Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has described the formal registration of All Progressive Congress (APC) as a new political party as a new development that will give room for “vibrancy” into the politics of the country especially 2015 elections.
Answering questions from journalists in his Hill Top Mansion, Minna Thursday, the former military president said what is now left for the electorate is to make their choice and ensure that their votes count in the fort coming general elections in 2015.
“With the emergence of the new party, (APC), we will now see a vibrant political activity and what is left for the electorate and the press is to ensure that the votes count and also allow the people to make their choice,” Gen. Babangida declared.
He said as an advocate and believer in two party system, the time has come for Nigerians to really shine their eyes and make the right choice for the forthcoming elections.
“I have been and will continue to be a strong believer of two party system and like the PDP itself said on the emergence of the APC, it is a welcome development but that is not to say that other registered political parties are dead but it is however clear that we now have two strong parties in the country,” he stressed.
Asked to comment on what he foresees for the country in 2015, Gen. Babangida simply said, “I cannot predict the future and so I wait for God.”
On the lingering ASUU strike in the country, the former president said from all indications, there is determination on the part of government to settle the rift finally adding that ASUU is actually pursuing a genuine course because it in the best interest of the country.
“They do have national interest at heart to be honest and fair to them and I think they should not give up in negotiation with the government but as much as possible, they should also make the public understand the issue at stake,” he advised.