Ibrahim Babangida I can take a bullet for ex President – Afegbua

Afegbua said people have a wrong perception of the former President, adding that he is different from what they think.

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The Edo State Commissioner for Information, Kassim Afegbua has said he can take a bullet for the former military Head of State for Nigeria, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

Afegbua said people have a wrong perception of the former President, adding that he is different from what they think.

He said “The perception of some Nigerians about IBB is a sharp contrast of what the man is. I am praying God to give him long life.

“A lot of people who have not gone close to IBB are saying things that are in sharp contracts to the leader.

“I have maintained a very close relationship with him. When I said very close, I know what I mean. Aside from been brilliant and intelligent, IBB is not the kind of person that you will meet that you won’t have a positive opinion about.”

“You either love IBB intensively, or you hate him passionately. So, those who love him love him intensively and I am one of them.”

“I can take bullet for IBB because I know he will take good care of my family,” he added.

Afegbua  also said “He is a family man. Have you ever heard his children breaking bottles in parties and night clubs? Have you ever heard IBB’s children having issues or fighting anywhere? They were well trained children. Two boys, two girls, Fantastic family. So, for such a man who is portrayed as larger than life, to still maintain love and tranquility at the home front, it means a lot about his training, his upbringing and even the way he interact with people.

“If you go to IBB’s house, a man who has been out of power for 23 years, you will meet not less than 50- 100 people. Why is it so? Even when it is not during festive period, if you want to book an appointment with IBB, you will meet about 35 – 30 people, except if he does not want to see anyone”

The Edo commissioner also described Babangida as a good neighbour, adding that he is still influential even after leaving office.

After a three-week medical trip to Germany, the former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, returned to Nigeria on Friday, June 10, 2016.

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