– Ibrahim Babangida said people might not read his biography because he was a dictator
– The former head of state said people judge him by his past
– He said he has received little or no commendation for conducting the freest election in Nigeria
A former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida has lamented that his past as a military dictator is affecting the way people see him as most Nigerians do not take him serious because of the annulment of June 12, 1993 election.
Babangida, who made this statement during a programme on Channels TV titled ‘Roadmap 2019’, said he hoped that someday, the younger generation will ask for his own side of the story and understand why he cancelled the 1993 election.
He said: “They say, ‘he cancelled the freest election in the history but he annulled it’ but nobody gives me credit for conducting the freest election in the country.