He made this statement when he played host to Jonathan and his campaign entourage in Minna
IBB said Jonathan was a leader who would continue with the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.
Excerpt of his speech during the occasion:
I feel deeply touched Mr. President because on your own, you travelled to Germany to see me just coming out from hospital after a gruesome nine-hour operation on my back and tummy, I felt deeply touched by your kind presence.
Then when I struggled and traveled back to Nigeria, you found time to also visit and see how I was doing. I thank you Mr President and I want to tell you that I appreciate that very kindness.
You have also made a very good decision to visit me during your campaign tour because Minna is known for producing Presidents. Either from your name sake, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe who was born in Zungeru, not very far away from here.
....I want to commend the party and the party leadership for being very strong and one of the good things that this party has done, Mr Chairman of the party, is that our vision about the formation of two parties is good for this country.
I have seen in PDP a party or organisation that is devoid of religion, ethnicity and so on and this is something we prayed for and you are showing the lead and I want that to continue.
If others are breaking up, you must remain strong and I think that is how it should be.
I’m glad you backed the President, back him strongly. The passion which the President has got, I share a common passion with him. That passion is making sure that Nigeria stays peaceful, stable, developed and transformed.
It is a passion in Mr President that anytime I see you, talk to you, I come out with the impression of a very young man who has passion for this country.
I wish you well on this and I want to assure all of you that Nigeria under Jonathan, we are in safe hands.