“There is nothing new in Babangida’s interview” ― Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said the former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has said nothing new in his interview during a television programme yesterday, describing the interview as a sour taste in the mouth. 

The Secretary-General of the group, Chief Sola Ebiseni, stated this while reacting to the interview criticising Babangida, popularly known as IBB, for saying that he annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election to prevent a coup in the country.

Ebiseni said IBB was hiding under one finger, with his claim that some top officials in the military would have staged a violent coup if he did not annul the election, which was adjudged to be the freest and fairest in the history of the country.

The Afenifere scribe also laid the death of some young intelligent Nigerians at the doorsteps of the former military ruler, saying some vibrant middle-level officers were massacred in an organised plane crash.

Ebiseni said, “Babangida has not said a new thing worthy of any reaction in respect of his treasonable acts of the annulment of the adjudged freest and fairest election in the country’s political history. Nigerians are not interested in any excuse being now given by IBB”.

Ebiseni, however, described the present administration as the worst in the history of the country and said the current administration has failed in all areas.

He noted that “the Babangida administration cannot be accused of sectional and sectarian disposition which is the hallmark of the Buhari’s government.

“Rather than indulging in comparing any government with the present, those who still have faith in the unity of Nigeria are only fervently praying and counting days for this evil cup to pass over”, he stated.

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