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IBB Speaks On Warning Tinubu On Possible Military Coup

General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), a former Military President of Nigeria on Thursday debunked the purported news report warning President Bola Tinubu of a possible military takeover in Nigeria.

The news report sighted by New Telegraph claimed that the former Military President warned President Tinubu about a potential military coup in the country and urged the incumbent leader to be careful.

The alleged warning had gained traction after a video of a radio station, VOP, in which it suggested that IBB had issued a warning to Tinubu about a possible military takeover in Nigeria, went viral.

Debunking the news report, the media consultant to Babangida, Deyemi Saka, in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, denied any such message originated from Babaginda.

Saw a in the statement described the VOP report as baseless and the result of unfounded speculations by certain individuals with malicious intent.

According to him, should there be such concerns, Babangida would have used proper communication channels to convey his thoughts to President Tinubu rather than resort to social media.


Saka, therefore, urged the general public to disregard the allegation in its entirety.

He said: “I wish to address the circulating reports originating from VoP Radio Station, suggesting that former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR has issued a warning about a potential military takeover should President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not exercise caution.
“I would like to clarify to the general public that these reports are baseless and the result of unfounded speculations by certain individuals with malicious intent.

“General Babangida has always been a staunch advocate for democracy, both during his tenure and since leaving office. He firmly believes that democracy is the superior form of governance and that electoral processes are the legitimate means for changing a government or expressing dissatisfaction or support.

“Should General Babangida have any concerns regarding the nation’s affairs, he would utilize his rightful place in the Council of State to voice them, rather than resorting to social media or public gatherings.

“I urge the responsible regulatory authorities to thoroughly investigate and take necessary action against VoP Radio Station and any media outlet engaging in such reckless dissemination of misinformation, which poses a threat to our national security and stability.

“I reiterate my call for the public to dismiss these unfounded reports.”

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