Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has reiterated his commitment to vote for an Igbo Presidency, come 2019, if only it will end the current secession agitation.
A source close to the former President, who spoke with gistcribng,com, on Friday night, disclosed that Babandiga still maintained his stand on an Igbo presidency.
“I want to gladly inform you that IBB’s position has not changed when it comes to an Igbo Presidency. He has said it before without mincing words, that he will vote for an Igbo Presidency in 2019, if only it can bring a lasting solution to the waves of agitation for succession.
A quick search by gistcrib, revealed that IBB as he is fondly called, barely a year ago while speaking with The Interview, a magazine focused on leading professionals and politicians, had described the agitation for Biafra republic as a distraction.
“We do not need this distraction now”, he had said, adding that, “I will vote for an Igbo President in 2019, if I find one.”
In that interview, he also revisited one of the most controversial issues involving him – the death of MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election.
He said he recieved the news of his death with shock, but without regret.
Responding to the question whether he believed that Abiola died of natural causes, Babangida said: “I should know? I didn’t serve the tea…!”