Babagana Kingibe, the former running mate of MKO Abiola, the declared winner of the 1993 presidential election, has been acknowledged as an ex-Vice President.
On Monday, at the celebration of this year’s Democracy Day, Kingibe was introduced as the former Vice President when he was asked to join a group portrait at Eagles Square.
President Muhammadu Buhari, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and Senate President Ahmad Lawan have all asked him to join them.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; the Chief Justice of the Federation, Ibrahim Tanko; and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu, are among those who have been summoned for a photo.
President Buhari will preside over the ceremony for the last time before leaving office in 2023.
Remember that on June 12, 1999, the then-military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, annulled the presidential election.
In honor of Abiola, Buhari extended Nigeria’s democracy day from May 29 to June 12 last year.
Until today, nothing was spoken publicly about Kingibe as Buhari’s administration honored Abiola.