FORMER military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against seeking re-election in 2019, as he declared Nigeria deserves the new generation of leaders from 2019.
General Babangida, in a statement on Sunday which was signed on his behalf by his Media spokesman, Prince Kassim Afegbua said that the new leadership needed from 2019 upwards must be one that will ensure national unity and respect the nation’s diverse ethnic configurations.
IBB stated that the time has come for Nigeria to deliberately provoke systems and models that will put paid to the “recycling leadership experimentation,” while embracing what he called “new generational leadership evolution.”
He gave the qualities of the new leadership of his vision as one “with the essential attributes of responsive, responsible and proactive leadership configuration to confront the several challenges that we presently face.”
He declared: “In 2019 and beyond, we should come to a national consensus that we need new breed leadership with requisite capacity to manage our diversities and jump-start a process of launching the country on the super highway of technology-driven leadership in line with the dynamics of modern governance.