Babangida’s daughter slumps

Half-way into her father’s speech during his public declaration of intention to seek his party’s nomination as presidential candidate in next year’s election, Aisha, senior daughter of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, slumped on the podium.

The wife of Zamfara State Governor Mahmoud Shinkafi stood behind her father on the podium before the incident.

Mrs Shinkafi had arrived at the venue in a black Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with a golden insignia on its number plate. She spotted a green flowing Ankara material with the picture of her father embedded in white circles. She had on a black silk head-tie.

She waved excitedly at the crowd, flashing acknowledging smiles as the audience greeted her arrival with a rousing applause.

But as her father read his speech entitled: “Together we shall build a great and prosperous Nigerian nation,” she slumped. But for the vigilance and swift reaction of those behind her, including her sister, Halimat and security personnel, she would have fallen badly on the podium.

Mrs Shinkafi was immediately surrounded by security personnel and aides to the former president who quickly provided her with a white plastic chair. They fanned her vigorously with pamphlets on which the programme of event was printed.

Aisha was subsequently given some water. Security men shielded her from public glare. Most people missed the incident as they were fixated on the former President who was reading his speech.

Only those at home who might have been watching the programme live on television would have had an inkling of the incident.

It was also not clear if her father was aware of the incident as he continued his speech without a break.

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  1. Listen fools, Babangida or not, Even Jonathan will fall as well as Babangida. Wait and see the ends of this men. Assholes, Scumbag, dickhead, muderf**ker…useless idiots with same useless religion, that decieves then to kill people. Can God ask people to go and kill his handmad? I wish you all die!!


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