2023 Election: Babangida Opens up on Tinubu’s Victory


Nigeria’s Former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has congratulated the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his election as the next President of Nigeria.

In a statement issued by his media aide on Wednesday, IBB described Tinubu as the best man for the job, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for midwifing an election, which he said would lead to a new Nigeria.

The ex-military leader also commended Nigerians for going out en masse to exercise their voting rights and electing someone like Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria.

According to him, “It’s a thing of joy that this is happening in my lifetime. I can confidently say that Tinubu is a good man for the job, he said.

President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“I have no doubt that Tinubu would perform as the President of Nigeria. For some of us, who have been there before, I know that there is still more work to be done, and I believe that Tinubu has what it takes to take Nigeria to the next level.

“We have much potential as a nation, what we need is a good direction so that we can continue to be seen as the giant of Africa. Indeed our best is yet to come, but we can get to where we ought to be with determination and commitment.”

Babangida stated further that “Tinubu comes from the background of a performer, who loves his people with all his heart and who knows how to put a round peg in a round hole”.

While urging Nigerians to join hands with Tinubu in the business of repairing the nation, the Retired General also appealed to other candidates to see the emergence of the former Lagos Governor as the will of God, adding that, “that the work of nation building requires that all hands must be on deck”.

“This is a bright moment for Nigeria, we have to take our destiny in our hands and make things work for us as a nation. We cannot continue to do things the same way, and I believe that God will make things work for this country again,” he said, adding that Tinubu’s presidency is a new dawn for Nigerians.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu the winner of the 2023 presidential election earlier on Wednesday and presented him his certificate of return hours after the declaration.

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