Barely six hours after a statement attributed to former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, made the rounds across major media Sunday, the former statesman has issued a statement refuting, denying and disavowing the now widely circulated original letter.
This was contained in a statement signed by Babangida and released to PRNigeria.com. The retired general said that the “the views expressed in the alleged statement are not mine but that of the writer.”
The retraction comes in the midst of a similar open letter confirmed to have been issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo a week ago urging President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for re-election in 2019. Babangida’s full credited statement on the controversy and other political matters reproduced below:
Let me categorically state that as a former President and Statesman, I have unfettered access and channel of communication with the highest authorities in the country without necessary
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