2023: I’ve IBB’s blessing to run – Tinubu

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu has said that former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has backed him with prayers in his presidential aspiration.

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told journalists after a closed door meeting with General Babangida that his consultation was in relation to his bid to become president of Nigeria in 2023.

“So, he gave me his prayers. You want to know the outcome of the consultation? We are running a democracy, I took my decision voluntarily and I am running for the Presidency of the country, we are running a democracy,” he said while talking to journalists after about one hour meeting with IBB.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that the former Lagos Governor received the support of Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello when he visited him earlier to show empathy over the incessant bandits attacks in the state.

He also said his visit to the former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was to get his blessings to actualize his presidential aspiration.

Asked on his main mission to Niger State, he said, “If you restrict my visit to this house that is it. Generally, I came to Niger State to commiserate with the governor and the people of Niger State. And so, I can’t stop by without paying a courtesy call to the enigma General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.”

“When I made the declaration, I told you that I am still consulting and I will consult as widely as possible,” he added.

Meanwhile when he visited the governor of Niger State Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu donated N50 million to victims of banditry attacks in the state through the state government.

He urged Nigerians not to see the ongoing security challenges in the country as a hopeless situation, noting that, with self-belief and prayers the situation can be remedied.


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