13th August, 2021
Doyin Okupe, an aide to former President, Goodluck Jonathan has said that he is the Presidential candidate former military ruler Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) talked about recently.
Okupe said this on Friday during an interview on Arise TV.
He stated that all the criteria spelled out by the former military leader fit his profile perfectly.
Okupe said Babangida must have had him in mind when he was reeling out the qualities for the next Nigerian president.
“I believe when IBB was making that speech, he was talking about me. I haven’t spoken with him in a long time, I agree with all his points.
“I am part of the three individuals IBB was talking about. I am the most prepared person for the job.
“There is nowhere in the country I don’t have contact,” Okupe said.
Babangida, in days back during an interview, identified attributes of his ideal President in 2023.
He said the next President must speak to the citizens, understand the nation’s economy and have friends in every region.
Babangida said he has seen Nigerians who have the qualities and they are in their sixties.