Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd)
By Aisha Wakaso
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has debunked rumours that he intends to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of the way the party is being run, adding that he is a PDP member and will remain one.
Babangida, who made this known while responding to questions from journalists in Minna Sunday after paying Sallah homage on Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu at his Tunga residence, said the party was doing its best against the backdrop of prevailing circumstances in the country, saying there was room for improvement.
“You cannot expect the party to remain the same after many year. Even if it were over 100 years there will always be room for improvements.”
“They (PDP) are doing fine. They have the structure of a political party and go out to seek for vote and be voted for. They are doing exactly what a political party is supposed to do,” he said.
The former military president advised the PDP not to be alarmed at the plans by the opposition parties to merge against the PDP in 2015, adding that it was not enough to raise alarm within the ruling party.
According to Babangida: “That is what political parties are all about. They struggle for power. Whether it is a gang up or coming together, there is no cause for alarm.”
Babangida also called on every Nigerian to pay attention to the things that happen in their environment, adding that security is everybody’s responsibility.
“The Federal Government, the governors, local government chairmen, councillors and the public have roles to play in ensuring the security of lives and property.”