Igbo Presidency 2019: Only cheap minds will believe IBB



Ibrahim Babangida
Written by Emenike Emmanuel

The Former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) has in a recent interview last month pledged his support for Igbo Presidency should he see a credible candidate from the zone. And unfortunately, many people believed him.

As hard as it may sound, I believe it is only cheap minds that will believe him. Who does not know IBB in Nigeria? When did he turn out a saint? When have his words become his bond? Funny enough, even in his old age he is still lying that he knows nothing about the death of Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Dele Giwa and the 150 millitary officers he brought their lives to a hut in the C130 Hercules plane crash in Ejigbo.

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Instead of him to relax his old bones at home to enjoy the luxury of his ill gotten wealth that left Nigeria in great ruin, he came out to deceive gullible Igbo people of his support for Igbo Presidency in 2019. Apologies to the retired General; you ought to bury your face in shame and much more thank your God that you are still alive to enjoy your loot. Talking about whether you will contest for any political position in Nigeria again is meaningless because in this 21st century, no military man will rule Nigeria again if that name ‘Nigeria’ will ever continue to exist. President Muhammadu Buhari will likely be the last military man to become Nigerian President. So, it is inconsequential informing the general public of your absolute withdrawer from Nigeria politics and political positions.
Who would ever believe that IBB does not have ulterior for pledging his support for Igbo Presidency? I guess only a village idiot will believe that. 

The dividend of his loots between 1985 to 1993 are some of the things that won’t let him support the agitation of freedom by Biafrans. He knows too well that the agitation for Biafra and its subsequent realisation will mark an end to all his streams of income.

My heart bleeds for those bunches of compound fools who will never see beyond their nose but will prefer to gather under the umbrella of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing to thank Rtd General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) and repented Gowon for their support for Igbo Presidency. What assures you that those old men will live till 2019 to witness another election in a country her survival is questionable? 

Whether in life or in death, IBB will forever remain in the black book of many fair minded and civilised Nigerians, especially the lovers of history who read and saw the havoc he inflicted on this country.

Had this been a civilised country where human rights abuses are of paramount importance, IBB should be behind the bar.