Former military President Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) on Saturday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can rule the country for 60 years “provided it can put its house in order”.
IBB made this known when he received leaders of the party at his Hilltop mansion in Minna, Niger state capital.
He said: “PDP’s presence is felt not only in Abuja or Lagos, but down to the lowest level. If you go to the grassroots, the ordinary man will talk about PDP; that is the asset the party has and should use to spring back to reckoning.
“Already, it is accepted and known. All you have to do is work harder and try to convince the people back to your fold. Gradually, my earlier suggestion about the practice of a two-party system is gradually coming to the fore in the country.
“In 1999, when I was advocating for a two-party system, some of my colleagues had their doubts, but I told them that it provides a choice, which is the first essence of democracy.”