Former military ruler, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has openly declared his support for All Progressives Congress –APC, candidate in next month’s Presidential election, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
Babangida, who described the APC candidate as ‘’old soldier,’’ who ‘’never fades,’’ commended Gen. Buhari’s persistence and perseverance in offering himself to serve Nigeria.
Acoording to Babangida, who made his support for Buhari public when he hosted the APC presidential candidate in his residence in Minna on Monday, said that he was proud to see the military being well represented in Nigerian politics.
“You have beaten some of us in proving wrong Gen. Douglas Mc’Arthur’s theory that, ‘old soldiers never die but fade away gradually’. You have refused to fade away,” Babangida said.
Babangida, overthrew Buhari through a military coup on August 27, 1985, assured APC of the military’s support.
“I want to commend APC for choosing our colleague as your flag-bearer. All of us will support you (Buhari) in this cause to salvage this country,” Babangida said.