Muslim-Muslim ticket: I’ll remain in APC, work for Atiku – Babachir Lawal

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The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) David Babachir Lawal has said  he would not support the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Lawal, who spoke in an interview with the BBC, Wednesday, also said the ruling party would lose the 2023 elections as a result of the same faith ticket.

 He said he and others supported APC presidential candidate, Tinubu, to win the primary election and later discovered that he had been hiding his decision to pick a Muslim running mate.

“It is Bola who did not want to go with us, he chose where he wants to go, and we told him that we will not vote for him if he did a Muslim-Muslim ticket.

“PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) discussed with us and they agreed to do what we want if we support them and we agreed to support them.

“I am not for Bola now. I am not for a Muslim-Muslim ticket,” he said.

He stated further that, “You see the problem of northerners? If you say you are a Christian, it is difficult for us to get a job.

“You see, of the 27 universities in the north, there are only two Christian VCs and of 27 polytechnics, there are only two Christian rectors, that’s federal, but not to talk of the state-owned institutions.

“If Buhari leaves politics, I will also leave because I joined politics because of him,” he added. 

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