Former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on Saturday said ex-National Carekaer Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi has restored his hope in Nigeria. Speaking at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State when he received Makarfi’s Presidential campaign team, Babangida said the former Kaduna State governor had his blessing.
Babangida said he had almost lost hope in Nigeria but for the vision articulated by Makarfi. Vanguard quoted Babangida as saying, “Without fear or favour, you have made my day. “We need a new narrative in this country. We can’t go on like we used to. We need an articulated vision of a new Nigeria. I am not surprised that you give such narrative of the country. You did well in the legislature and you handled well one of the most civilised and sophisticated states in Nigeria.
“You have my blessings and I will look forward to hearing from you on some of these articulations I heard from you today. Honestly I feel so proud. “I was almost losing hope in the country, as a military man I wouldn’t. But having heard from the distinguished senator, I have become more enlightened and emboldened to say we have hope in Nigeria.”