They dismissed reports that alleged that governors from the south-west had declared their support for President Goodluck Jonathan.
Kassim Afegbua, Mr Babangidaâ€™s spokesperson, said Nigerians are coming out to lend their support to the former generalâ€™s ambition.
â€œ[They] are too highly educated and politically sophisticated to endorse President Jonathan, who has not declared his intention whether to run or not to run,â€ he said.
However, he said the campaign would not reveal its strategies for winning over the south-west region on the pages of newspapers. He assured that Mr Babangida had solutions to the problems confronting the country. â€œIBB cannot lose,â€ Afegbua said.
â€œRather, we are to ask if Jonathan loses the primary to him, will the former military ruler fly the PDP ticket?â€
Not all confidence
Mr Afegbua also debunked recent media reports that Mr Babangidaâ€™s meeting with former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, suggests the former general may not be as confident as his supporters claim.
â€œAtiku is just one of the individuals we are talking to,â€ he said.
â€œWe are not limiting our consultation to Atiku; we are consulting other notable personalities and groups all over Nigeria.â€
However, supporters of the vice president were equally confident of their chances at the PDP primaries – provided he is allowed to rejoin the party.
Henry Iyanyan, an Abuja-based lawyer and member of Mr Atikuâ€™s campaign
â€œIt is moral corruption for them not to allow Atiku to contest in PDP, waiver or no waiver. If the PDP grants Atiku a waiver today, he will empty Jonathanâ€™s camp. That is why they are afraid of him,â€ he said.
Mr Iyanyan disagreed with Mr Afegbua that Mr Babangida was a force to be reckoned with.
â€œAtikuâ€™s credibility cannot be found on any of [the other] politicians jostling to rule Nigeria today,â€ he said.