IBB as he is popularly known has advised Nigerians to vote for a person who is strong and can walk in the 2023 Nigeria general elections. Born Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB is a retired military general who served as a military president of Nigeria from 1985 to 1993.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust TV, the former Head of State, IBB responded to a question of who is his ideal replacement for President Buhari after he exits office. He said; “It is not who do I have in mind but who fits in.”

Moving on to explain further why he made such a swift choice, IBB said the country needs someone who can represent them out there and there must be the need to make the right decisions in the 2023 elections.

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida said:

“Any person who fits in within these criteria, then he is the right person as long as he is a Nigerian; he is a politician, he is not old like I am; he is very conversant with the country, he communicates, he is a very good communicator,” he said.

“He should be able to communicate because a president should be able to walk into a group of people and talk to them on issues concerning Nigeria; not all the time but most of the time.

“He must have somebody he knows in every part of the country. It is not a tall order. “You could limit it to states, you could limit it to local governments even to the wards if you can but somebody such that once you hear the name, it is somebody you will say, yes, I have heard that name before either in the country or in his profession; if he is a doctor, a journalist or whatever, all areas, we have heard the name before; okay then I will make an effort to know more about him.”

On whether he sees such a person among the current political office holders, he said he believes the process will take care of that.

“Within the process, of those people you mentioned now, there are people who could fit into this category and I believe the process can take care of that,” he said.

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