Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) has named a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu as a suitable choice to take over the presidency of the country, saying it will be in Nigeria’s interest.
Babangida made this comment in a documentary aired on AIT on Sunday. This is after his highly publicised interview with ARISE TV where he highlighted on the kind of personality that will be suitable to lead the country in 2023.
In the video seen by POLITICS NIGERIA, the interviewer had asked the former President questions bordering on the future leadership of the country, he said.
“How would you like the leadership of Nigeria to be addressed? Because it will appear that since you left, perhaps General Sani Abacha, we have as well had General Obasanjo as president. When he came in, he provided leadership but after that, I think in my experience that leadership thing has been lacking which is why in Nigeria it seems to be ruder-less how will you advice?
The former military leader said; “We are running and we will be running a democracy, but we haven’t reached the level. We didn’t have the democratic institution that are working very well, our institutions must be above parties and politics and so on and so forth.”
“You have to have a lot of knowledge be it business, be it academics and so on and I feel everybody, every politician at certain age most aspire. Obama is just making sixty years old after serving two times in the United States so as Clinton and so on and so forth.”
“So we can have the likes of Orji Uzor Kalu who is interested in running the country and why not?”,Babangida said.