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IBB on Buhari’s Victory: God in His Infinite Wisdom Made it Happen

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Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, has congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari for his electoral victory, describing it as the fruit of determination and perseverance.

Babangida, who stated this on Wednesday in Minna while reacting to the outcome of the Saturday presidential polls, said Buhari surmounted all challenges to emerge the nation’s new president after three previous attempts.

“I think it is a triumph for democracy, triumph for doggedness, perseverance and a belief in a course which the General has exhibited all along. He contested this election three, four times; he never gave up. He continued to have faith and continued to believe that he has something to offer to this country. God in His infinite wisdom has made that belief to happen. So, I think it is a credit for democracy,” he said.

He also commended the statesmanship exhibited by President Goodluck Jonathan for not only conceding defeat but personally calling to congratulate Buhari.

“I want to commend Goodluck Jonathan for the most able way he handle the situation. It shows he was magnanimous; it had never happened. This is triumph for democracy, triumph for common sense and triumph for politics.For Mohammadu Buhari, of course, he is not a new person in this country; he was once a military Head of State and now democratically elected president. I know that with the support of Nigerians and his vast experience, I think he can make a good president,” he added.

The former military president said that Buhari would be supported by the various advisory bodies to take concrete steps in the nation’s development.

16 Comments

  1. Ruby

    April 2, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Mscheeew! He should go and sit down! He (IBB) had the very same opportunity in 2003 to do so when Abiola was noted to be winning. Instead he chose to cancel the Election, plunging Nigeria into a nightmare for the next 15 years! See his mouth! He is not half the man Jonathan is.

    • Beeeee

      April 2, 2015 at 10:16 am

      1993

  2. @edDREAMZ

    April 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Something in me dont like this a bit…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. Diddy

    April 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

    @Ruby.it was in 1993,he did not cancel the election,he annulled cos he deceived many naijas with that english,himsef know se if to se him talk cancel both the tomatoe sellers and agberos go know se dem cancel am but as him talk annul before pple wey no sabi english go know. their anger don cool down na that thing make me remember wetin our pple se,dem se Asi na ka nma n”oyibo literally means tha lies are better said in English,as for Ibb he should bury his face in the mud cos he cancelled the freest election the country ever conducted.

    • NagosBigBoi

      April 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      You are so right! The man na real maradona with english. You for think say him be lawyer instead of infantryman.

    • Ruby

      April 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks for the correction, Bros

  4. Ess

    April 2, 2015 at 11:25 am

    You know that if he had not annuled the June 12 election, Abacha would have killed both him and Abiola. Abacha was ready for war. All Babangida’s boys were in political position, while Abacha’s boys were in charge of the army.

    • NagosBigBoi

      April 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Ahhhh…..a fellow student of history. I only wish our past leaders would start writing books about their roles in our history. We will accept the books whether it is half truth or all truth. Only OBJ has written consistently.
      I hope GEJ will write a tell all many years down the road. I would really love to learn how see saw things. It will help us all understand the forces that shape our lives.

  5. nnenne

    April 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Start warming up IBB.
    Nigeria is into recycling ex-millitary leaders.

    • Ruby

      April 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      As soon as IBB says he is contesting, the Nigerian press simultaneously start printing ‘Who killed Dele Giwa? The assassination of the brilliant journalist under his 9IBB) watch will always continue to haunt him and be the albatross .round his neck, that and the annulment of the 1993 elections.

  6. Angel

    April 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I like the victory celebratory mood now in Nigeria, people are happy instead of the usual whining, if only we are united in celebration. pls whether the praise singing is coming from Ibb or the devil himself, it’s doesn’t matter now, what’s important is that we are happy.
    Btw BN if you like don’t post my comment, na una way, e dey for una body. *Gets up, dusts my ass, walks away*

  7. jummai

    April 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I was 8 yrs.’ old when this agbaya annulled the free and fair election that would have made MKO Abiola the President of the Federal of Nigeria oh i remember though i was small but i do remember what this wicked man did, and now he has the guts to give a say on what he couldn’t do then. IBB you should cover your head in shame. SHAME ON YOU

  8. Ani

    April 2, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    IBB you all are happy,your brother is there now. Aren’t you ashamed of. yourself? What you couldn’t do for Nigeria a man like you did. It, and he’s not dead.
    The respect Abdulsalam commands, you don’t have it, you can never have it. Any attempt by you people you know yourselves ‘the so called king makers’ to do anyhow, God Almighty will strike you all.

  9. jojo

    April 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    We give God all the glory. Change is good.
    However sir, please don’t plan a come back party. We don’t want you oooooo. a case of nightmares

    • Lola

      April 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      Even his ward wont vote for him.

  10. Monalisa

    April 6, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Well done sir but Nigerians will never forget your annulment of 1993 election which till now you haven’t told us why. We are still waiting.

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