Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has pleges his support for the Social Democratic Party, SDP, led by the former secretary to government of the federation, Olu Falae.
Babangida made the declaration in Minna, Niger State capital when he received the Olu Falae-led party at his residence.
“This party is real because most of the names are names that I have known and I have worked with for the sake of this country. So the party is smart to have convinced all these gentlemen to join them.
“That is why I did not hesitate to give direction to those who came to me to seek advice on which direction to go.”
He expressed confidence that the SDP would bring the desired hope for Nigeria.
“I know it can be done. I have never said this to any political party before, but I can tell you that the party has people who have contributed a lot to this country; people whose contributions to Nigeria are legendary, and what you have put ahead of you is what this country needs
“I remember when Jerry Gana was the Chairman of MAMSER, one of the primary things he did was to educate the ordinary person. The level of awareness then was not as high as it is now, so you should take advantage of the digital age now and pass a lot of information to the young men and women of this country because they form over 65 per cent of the population, and if you succeed in doing that, the better for this country.”
The former military president also called on the younger generation, including the Nigerian women, to rally behind SDP because it is populated by men of integrity, men who when they work, they work well, when they speak, they speak well.”
He advised the leadership of the party to as a matter of necessity, make its manifestos public to Nigerians so that they could be held accountable to it.