Why I Was Nicknamed ‘Evil Genius’ And Maradona – IBB

Former military president, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida popular known as IBB has explained that he got the nicknames ‘evil genius’ and ‘Maradona’ from the Nigerian media.

IBB gave the explanations on Friday during an interview with Arise TV.  He said that his smooth political moves and ability to anticipate what people will do earned him the names.

Babaginda said: “That’s the very good thing about the Nigerian media and Nigerian people, you have to anticipate them.

“If you anticipate them then you live well with them. They call me ‘evil genius’, I marvel at that. The contradiction — you can’t be evil and then a genius”

“The definition of Maradona I got from the media is because of deft political moves. That’s the way the media described it.”

In a related news, IBB during the interview, also revealed his reason for annulling the June 1993 presidential election in Nigeria believed to have been won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.

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