From Emmanuel Iyoho
Ahead the 2023 general elections, governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have met with former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger State.
The meeting which was held behind closed doors recently had governors in attendance to include: Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
Other dignitaries in attendance at the meeting included former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Senator Gabriel Suswam, Senator Sulaiman Nazif and Senator Olaka Nwogu.
Deputy chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ikpeazu, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the meeting, said the delegation was in Minna to consult with the former head of state in the build up to the 2023 general election.
“I have come with my colleagues, the governor of Rivers, governor of Enugu, governor of Oyo, some members of the National Assembly and other stakeholders,” he said.
“First, to consult with the former head of state and discuss national issues: economic development, security, and unity of our country.
“And also, to commend him for his support for the unity of this country. And the discussions went very well and we will advance it from there.”
Also speaking, the Abia State governor said the former military president expressed strong concerns about the need for younger Nigerians to be courageous in taking up the challenge of providing leadership to the country.
He disclosed that Babangida expressed concerns and said that he expects the younger generation to take up the gauntlet and rescue Nigeria.