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The IBB’s Speech That Annulled June 12 Presidential Election (FULL TEXT)

The IBB’s Speech That Annulled June 12 Presidential Election (FULL TEXT)

NEWS
Below is the text of the nationwide broadcast by Ibrahim Babangida, general and military president, officially announcing the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election believed to have been won by MKO Abiola, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Fellow Nigerians, I address you today with a deep sense of world history and particularly of the history of our great country. In the aftermath of the recently annulled presidential election, I feel, as I believe you yourself feel, a profound sense of disappointment at the outcome of our last efforts at laying the foundation of a viable democratic system of government in Nigeria. I therefore wish, on behalf of myself and members of the National Defence and Security Council and indeed of my entire administration, to f...
IBB’s Spokesman Insists ‘Anti-Buhari Statement’ Stand, As IGP Orders His Arrest

IBB’s Spokesman Insists ‘Anti-Buhari Statement’ Stand, As IGP Orders His Arrest

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  Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has ordered the arrest of Mr. Kassim Afegbua, Spokesman of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida, should he fail to turn himself up within 24 hours, a report this morning in The Nation says. Afegbua is wanted for “issuing a fake statement”, according to the report. Afegbua in the purported statement quoted the former military ruler as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019. Babangida, fondly called IBB, denied the statement in another one which he personally signed. Afegbua, however, on Sunday night insisted that the one he issued was authentic and was endorsed by Babangida. Mr. Afegbua, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television Programme Sunday Politics, said as a professi
Okowa-led C’ttee, Makarfi, Others Meet IBB Over PDP National Convention 

Okowa-led C’ttee, Makarfi, Others Meet IBB Over PDP National Convention 

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Former Nigeria's Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida has expressed confidence that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led convention organising committee of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) will conduct a rancour free, acceptable convention. General Babangida spoke on Wednesday when Governor Okowa, accompanied by the Chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and top officials of the party met him at his (IBB's) country home at Minna, Niger State. A statement release by Delta State Government quoted Babangida as saying,"I have here, the chairman of the  caretaker committee, former chairman of Kaduna State, the Chairman of convention planning committee, the Governor of Delta State with the officials for the convention, I am glad they are working hard a