Former Military dictator Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida says Senate President Bukola Saraki has what it takes to be president of the country.
Babangida said this when Saraki paid him a courtesy visit at his uphill residence in Minna, Niger State, citing Saraki’s experiences as a governor, a legislator and Senate president.
“You are much more than prepared because you have been a governor in a state, a legislator and a Senator. You have been holding the Senate for the past three years very well and the Senate have been working very well under you. I’m therefore convinced that you have what it takes to be president,” he said.
“You spoke of three important things that are very dear to me and those of us who fought to keep this country together, the issues which are unity, economic development and security. The security of this nation is a no-go-area, the security of the people and property are uppermost in your mind along with the wellbeing of ordinary Nigeria. With these, I can say you have the right objectives for leadership of this country.”
Saraki had earlier maintained that Nigeria needs the kind of leadership that he can provide and that is why he’d come forward.
“This country needs the kind of leader that can unite all Nigerians; a leader that will give them a sense of belonging. The country needs a youth and an energetic person, a president who understands how the executive and legislature operates and see the need for them to work together”, he said.