#TrackNigeria – Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB has disowned a statement in which he purportedly expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature till 2023.A statement by the Media Office of President Babangida said the claim is “completely false”
A disclaimer from IBB’s Media Office on Friday said, “the statement purportedly credited to former Military President, to the effect of supporting the candidature of President Buhari till 2023 is completely false.
“This is another Fake News in its entirety. General Babangida is an elder statesman who understands the essence of good governance. He’s presently out of the country and has not mandated anyone to speak on his behalf with respect to the 2019 elections.
“He spoke elaborately with Radio Germany on the need for peaceful elections but did not at any time endorsed President Buhari for the 2019 elections. The public is hereby invited to discountenance such Fake News as the figment of the imagination of those who are desperate to mislead the public.
“It is interesting to note that while government on the one hand would stop at nothing to demonise IBB, cultivating his support for re-election will amount to sheer contradiction.”