Former Nigeria Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has assured the President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki that he would support his presidential bid as a way of paying back the good deeds late Olushola Saraki did to him while he was also vying for the highest political post in the land.
“It is my turn to do what your father did to me”, Babangida said.
Babaginda who revealed this when Saraki paid him a courtesy visit as part of his nationwide tour for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, also said he was ready to treat Saraki as his son.
He pointed out that “I will rightly observe that you are my son, for coming to pay a courtesy visit.
“I remember when I was still in office, I spoke with your father, Oloye Saraki who was always providing advises on a number of things attached to this country.
“He always made himself available to me, to give advises and encouragement which will move the country forward.
“Your visit today is historical, now it is your time and turn to come to me and I will do just that.”
“You mentioned three things that are very dear to us as military, and we fought to get them to preserve them.
“They are unity of the country, the security of lives and the economic development.
“The security of the people and their well being of the ordinary man are the right objectives for campaign and leadership for this country.
“I commend you, you have my support for these three reasons you have itemised and I hope the people will listen to you.”