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IBB, Emir of Minna Pledge Support for Pres. Jonathan




IBBFormer President Ibrahim Babangida has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a dependable leader for the country.

He stated this on Tuesday when he played host to Jonathan and his campaign entourage in Minna.

The former military leader said Jonathan was a leader who would continue with the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.

Babangida said he shared the same passion of peaceful, stable and developed Nigeria with Jonathan.

He added that whenever I discussed with him, I see a young man who has passion for Nigeria. Under Jonathan, Nigeria is in safe hands.

“All the presidents that this country has produced have come to Minna for blessings and today that you have come, I will offer you blessings.’’

Earlier, Jonathan had described Babangida as a dependable pillar in ensuring continued peace and stability of the country.

He said “as a deputy governor, you took me as a son and since I came on board as Vice President till date, you have been a pillar and a charismatic leader. You have been a stabilizing factor in this country in many ways.

“You are not like some other past leaders. We pray for long life for you so that you can continue to mentor the country and to give rightful direction to us.’’

The President later visited the palace of the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Bahago, where he solicited the support and cooperation of the royal father.

He said he would continue with the development strides in the areas of transport, power, education and general infrastructure.

Bahago pledged the support of his emirate for Jonathan, adding that the electoral reforms put in place would ensure peace and progress of the country.


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  1. Miss Mo

    February 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Shuo??? Thought I saw you in pics with Buhari, Tinubu and their cohorts. Smh….

  2. cityfirm

    February 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

    what is next then?

  3. Gistyinka Blog

    February 4, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Hmmm sound very interesting..

  4. Viashima

    February 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    He has definitely seen the light @ the end of the tunnel. President GEJ has done commendably well. I wish Mr president the best as he continues his transformation agenda come may 29 2015. Forward ever, backward never!

  5. Ada Nnewi

    February 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Friends that steal together, stay together…..:)

  6. Mariam

    February 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm


    Nigerians are lucky to have a President who is undoubtedly a transformer. His open-door policy and his good works are not in doubt. He appointed young and resourceful people to transform the Agricultural, Transportation and Education sector. Today, agriculture is taking its place as a major alternative to oil in our economy.
    We cannot quantify the achievement in the transport sector with the reformation currently ongoing. A world-class railway is being built across the country, his achievements in stamping out Ebola from Nigeria is truly unprecedented. N220billion Loans are now available at cheap rates for SMEs. Every sector of the economy has been touched by his transformation agenda. Jonathan is working!
    We have a choice to make.
    Let’s make the right one

  7. IRA

    February 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    No General is gonna want to vote or openly endorse Sai, they all know he would come for every corrupt officer/ government official, right now for most politicians, GEJ is d lesser of 2 evils. u wont catch BABA endorsing any1, he will openly welcome you to his Home, but open his mouth and say u are my candidate. anyways IBB mayb playing a game, i mean he is the one that openly called himself d “Evil Genius”. we are watching.
    My concern with Nigeria refusing to giv international reports visa’s into the country during this elections further spells that they (government) are well aware that s**t is gonna go down, so best not have foreign casualties.

  8. Coke

    February 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    dude talks from both sides of the mouth.

  9. Wale

    February 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    IBB lost his relevance years ago. He is just looking for a future for his children as he approaches death himself. This election will not be a repeat of his June 12 legacy. His boys are the ones running the villa a la dasuki and def. minister. They put us in the very mess we are in today! Remember people-do the Needful-Vote and let it count!

  10. Anon

    February 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    IBB, the greatest snake that ever liveth!

  11. nelson david

    February 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Over 120 Almajiri schools build by our GEJ administration in all academically disadvantaged northern part of the country and 9 good federal University in all Nigerian State, that’s more reason to vote him again.

    • African Salon Dubai

      February 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Why should the government build Al Majiri schools? Is government not supposed to be secular? Does it build any Christian or African Traditional Religion schools? Nonsense!

  12. Bassey

    February 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    It is getting interesting every day, i guess i have to wait and see the margin that Goodluck will use and defeat his opponents.

  13. Bassey

    February 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I guess i have to wait and see the margin that President Jonathan will use and defeat his opponents

  14. Divine West

    February 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    True endorsement…. I wonder who want an illiterate to rule a country like Nigeria? We are no longer in d era of animal rearing.

  15. Ndubuisi Chinedu

    February 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    What more can say but victory for President Jonathan

  16. felica nwogbo

    February 4, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Buhari is finished, everyone knows he has nothing to offer. even my 4 year old son frowns when he see’s his picture, which means even the future of Nigeria rejects him. GEJ is the man.

  17. ugochukwu onuoha

    February 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Nigeria is certain of a bright future!

  18. uduak akpan

    February 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    who will see d right thing and pick d wrong one GEJ is d man

  19. ugochukwu onuoha

    February 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Nigerians truely love progress.

  20. emmanuel bassey

    February 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    GEJ carry go oh

  21. uko bassey

    February 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    GEJ is the only man that can deliver nigeria…so we endorse him whole heartedly. go GEJ!

  22. uzo okoro

    February 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    GEJ is trusted

  23. kemi emmanuel

    February 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Emir, IBB thank u for making it clear on who is trusted

  24. Fatimah

    February 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    “you are not like some other leaders..” lmaooo, OBJ catch your sub.

  25. Kelvin Akpobome

    February 4, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    i must commend our former President for his indisputable desire for the truth, GEJ is truly a dependable leader…

  26. ubong ekanem

    February 4, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    GEJ deserves re election

  27. Emeka Nwaeke

    February 4, 2015 at 5:49 pm


  28. Kufere

    February 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Today, the United States of America has the Obamacare and Nigeria has the Jonathancare. This is an impressive performance by any world leader! The Peoples Democratic Party has done the Nigerian nation proud. We thank the National Assembly for this Jonathancare Bill..

  29. etega

    February 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Kola nut and ground nut no b the same tin ooo.. Jonathan nothing dey shele!

  30. Enumah

    February 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Under President Jonathan electoral integrity has been greatly enhanced, thus making votes to count and be counted. Our people now hold their opinions freely without being herded into prisons as some people now seeking the votes of Nigerians did in the past.

  31. Nwaobilor

    February 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    It is indeed, the irony of life and the beauty of democracy that those now enjoying the rights of criticising the government, seeking to be voted for in an election are the very people that truncated an elected government, suspended the constitution, jailed politicians without due trial and shackled the press! Our president and candidate, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a democrat through and through and does not come with any of such baggage.

  32. Ukpono

    February 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    @ Enumah …. is a good thing you made these points for younger Nigerians who were not born before 1983 and who are now being served today by the opposition with a distorted history of the truncating of Nigeria’s Second Republic. President Jonathan is a beacon of hope and restoration.

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