Ex-Military President General Ibrahim Babangida has endorsed the Social Democratic Party, SDP, led by former Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae.
IBB, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, declared support for the party when its chieftains visited him in Minna at the hill-top.
Waxing lyrical about SDP, the former ruler paid tribute to the commitment of the party’s leaders to national development saying if not for his old age he would have love to join the youth wing of the party.
He said, “If I hadn’t been too old, I would have loved to join the youths vanguard of your party. I have faith in the political party, for what it is and what it stands for. When I heard in the news that a party has come on board, the first thing that occurred to me was that the name sounds familiar, so I made a decision that I will wait and see how it plays out.
“I was looking at how SDP will populate itself. And then the next pleasing thing that I heard was that it has people like Olu Falae, Professor Jerry Gana, Professor Adeniran.
“After that I said this party is real, because most of the names are names that I have known and I have worked with and for the sake of this country, so I said the party is smart to convinced all these gentlemen to come and join them.”