Former military President, Retired General Ibrahim Babangida has said that those who floated news that he had endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, for the 2023 general elections are liars.
Reacting to a recent tweet by a parody account, GeneralIbbro, that the former Military President had supported the endorsement of Obi by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, his spokesperson, Prince Kassim Afegbua, said that his principal never endorsed Obi.
He said that IBB doesn’t have a Twitter account.
“It is not true, please. Ignore the report of the endorsement. IBB doesn’t have a Twitter handle.
“If he is going to speak, it will be through a signed statement, not Twitter. Those behind the Twitter statement are liars.”
Parody account, GeneralIbbro had quoted Babangida as saying: “Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo will forever be a true elder statesman and a boss in the military. No serving General in the Nigerian Army today joined the military earlier than 1982.
“By then, Obasanjo had already finished his military career. I respect him a lot, with his endorsement.”