June 12 cancellation will haunt my father till he dies - IBB's son

June 12 cancellation will haunt my father till he dies - IBB's son

The annulment of the June 12 presidential election in which late M.K.O Abiola emerged successful had come and gone for decades, but certain unknown facts about the epoch-making day are now surfacing.

Mohammed Babangida, one of the sons of the then military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, has admitted the impact of the cancellation of the results of the election on his father.

Recalling the experience, Mohammed said that he and the rest of the family expressed deep surprise when his father informed them that he had annulled the election.

In response to their shock, Babangida, according to Mohammed, said: "You are too young to understand the intrigues of governance...perhaps, this is something that will haunt me for the rest of my life."

The former Nigerian leader's son said that although the country has moved on from the past, most of its citizens did not know that at the time his father was limited and that it was not actually his wish to do so.

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Mohammed further pointed out that apart from the compensation from President Muhammadu Buhari on the late presidential candidate, the southwest benefitted a lot from the annulment of the poll.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Babangida had advised the southeast to uphold peaceful co-existence with citizens from other geopolitical zones.

He gave the admonition on Saturday, September 21, when members of the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) paid him a visit.

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