Finally, former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has confirmed that he would contest the 2011 Presidential election.
The declaration came one week after the retired General who had ruled the country for eight years told newsmen in Lagos that he was still consulting with stakeholders on his political future.
But the former despot confirmed his renewed interest in the nation‘s leadership on Saturday in Benin, Edo State while heading for Asaba, Delta State capital to attend the commissioning of the Women Development Centre in honour of his deceased wife, Mariam.
”The speculation is correct,” Babangida told newsmen at the Benin Airport.
He added, ”I am going to Delta State because of the special love I have for it and courtesy of the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan”.
Also, the Niger State governor, Dr. Babangida Aliu, who was also on his way to Asaba, disclosed that the governors were very much interested in the implementation of the electoral reforms as that would help usher in a new lease of life in the nation‘s electoral system.