It is no longer news that Senate President Bukola Saraki visited former Nigeria Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida at his home in Minna, Niger State in his bid to become president come 2019, but not many know what one of the most feared and respected leaders told him.
Interestingly, IBB told Saraki that; “It is my turn to do what your father did to me. I will rightly observe that you are my son, for coming to pay a courtesy visit.”
“I remember when I was still in office, I spoke with your father, Oloye Saraki who was always providing advises on a number of things attached to this country. He always made himself available to me, to give advises and encouragement which will move the country forward.”
“Your visit today is historical, now it is your time and turn to come to me and I will do just that. You mentioned three things that are very dear to us as military, and we fought to get them to preserve them.”
“They are unity of the country, the security of lives and the economic development. The security of the people and their well being of the ordinary man are the right objectives for campaign and leadership for this country.”
“I commend you, you have my support for these three reasons you have itemised and I hope the people will listen to you.”