gone to seek for Babangida’s endorsement for his candidacy for president in 2019.
According to Premium Times, Babangida “had a very useful political discussion” with the former vice president, his spokesperson Kassim Afegbuan saying:
They had a very useful political discussion. IBB also has a good relationship with Atiku.
A photo showing the former vice-president squatting to address Babangida has since circulated on social media.
While some have termed it a show of respect due to a Northern elder, others have described it as a show of desperation to get elected.