Former Military President and one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ibrahim Babangida has thrown his weight behind the former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel.

Babangida described him as the breathe of fresh air that the party needs at this critical time. 

IBB as his is fondly called made this declaration at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger state on Wednesday when Daniel and his supporters paid him a visit.

Speaking during the visit, Daniel said he had come to confer with the former President on his ambition.

He noted that no serious politician in the country would embark on such an important national task without seeking the wisdom and blessing of the former President.

Responding, Babangida said he was quite elated when he learnt that Gbenga Daniel was interested in offering his service to the country.

He said: “I was elated when I first heard that you were interested in volunteering yourself for this great service to our country, you represent the breadth of fresh air that the Party deserves at this stage.

“I know OGD very well and I know his unparalleled capacity for work. I have a strong conviction that with OGD as chairman, the Party can be turned around again.

“I am supporting you because I know you very well. OGD, you’re my Chairman in waiting”

Gen. Babangida thereafter hosted the delegation to a private meeting.

Aside Daniel, other top contenders for the job include Bode George, Tunde Adeniran, and Taoheed Adedoja.

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