MOHAMMED BABANGIDA EYES NIGER GOVERNORSHIP SEAT
Sources in Minna, Niger state indicates that Mohammed Babangida, Son of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida may be eyeing the Governorship seat of Niger state come 2015.
Mohammed himself told newsmen in Minna at the weekend, during the sensitisation workshop, organised by North Central zone of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that he would consider it an honour if people ask him to contribute to the development of the state in whatever capacity.
The polo playing enthusiast said, “There is only one 2015 which I consider a milestone in the journey of life. But for me generally, it is an honour for my name to come up in any forum that I could contribute positively to the development of my community, state and country. I would gladly do so. Right now, I have not taken any decision; I am just going with the tide anticipating what it brings along.”
He however said he has not decided on any office to contest for.
‘’Right now, I have not taken any decision as I am just going with the flow to see where it takes us,’’ said Mohammed.
Sources said Mohammed’s ambition to occupy the number one sit in the state began with his registration as a member of ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Wushishi, in Niger North Senatorial District as against Minna, where he resides.
Political analyst said the move to register in Wushishi as against Minna is a strategy to pave way for him to run for the coveted position since the zone is favoured to produce the next PDP governorship candidate based on an agreed zoning formula.