June 12 Annulment Will Forever Haunt My Father, Says IBB’s Son
Mohammed Babangida, son of former military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida(IBB) has said that his father told him that the annulment of the June 12, 1993, election will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Mohammed, IBB’s eldest son made this known in an interview with The SUN.
“We were at the (Aso Rock Presidential) Villa at the time. We were in the living room when he had done the recording. He came and he said, ‘I just annulled June 12.’ We both looked at each other and we looked at him, and said: why would you do that?” he said.
“And he said ‘you are too young to understand the intrigues of governance.’ And we said, but it is about you and your administration. And he said, ‘well, perhaps, this is something that will haunt me for the rest of my life.’
“So, you could see that his hands were tied. He was limited. He couldn’t do what he would have wished to do. And this is probably a story most Nigerians don’t know… we all understood that it would be one of the biggest things that would remain as something that would haunt us for the rest of our lives. We understand that. But I am sure deep down, my dad would have passed on the mantle of leadership to his friend. There is no doubt about that.”