General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Nigeria’s former military leader, has summoned younger politicians to the rescue of the Nigerian nation from its current predicament.
Babangida made the call at his Uphill residence in Minna, Niger State, when some Nigerian governors in the fold of the PDP, Peoples Democratic Party, paid him a courtesy visit.
The governors include Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
Senator Gabriel Suswam and some lawmakers in the Nigerian National Assembly were in the entourage.
General Babangida explained that with the general elections approaching, he expected the younger generation to come forth and contest all elective positions including the presidency to bring the country out of the woods.
Abia State Governor, Okeazie Ikpeazu had while addressing pressmen, after meeting with Gen Babangida, stated: “During our meeting, General IBB expressed concern and told us that he expects the younger generation to take up the gauntlet and rescue Nigeria out of the woods.”
On the purpose of their visit, Okpeazu said, “I came with my other governors of the PDP to discuss national issues on economic development, unity and security of our country. Babangida showed his support for the unity of this country. Our discussion went very well and we will be advancing from there.”