2023: Babachir Lawal Speaks On Dumping Obi For Atiku
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has once again distanced himself from the presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.
Naija News gathered that Lawal on Monday insisted that he would not support Atiku in the 2023 election.
According to Lawal, Atiku’s emergence as president would amount to another Muslim Fulani president taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari.
He further stated that such an occurrence would be worse than the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former SGF noted that Atiku taking over from Buhari in 2023 will amount to ethnic domination.
Lawal who had earlier expressed his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, reaffirmed his support.
The former SGF in a statement released on Monday in Abuja dismissed the report that he has dumped Obi for Atiku.
The statement reads, “I have just seen trending news that I have abandoned Peter Obi to work for Atiku Abubakar.
“There is nothing far from the truth as this. I have never contemplated joining PDP since its formation as I view the PDP as the worst form of a collection of oligarchs and reactionaries.
“Besides, I find myself every year battling Fulani herdsmen determined to have their animals invade my farms and eat up my crops every year. This is aside from their determination to take over the ancestral farmlands of my kinsmen as they do everywhere in the North. All these they do in a cavalier manner while their elite kinsmen dominant in the government keep mute.
“Moreover, I view a transition of government from one Muslim Fulani President to another as the worst form of Muslim-Muslim ticket. It also represents ethnic domination by one ethnic group over others. I remain a Peter Obi diehard. Any news to the contrary is fake news.”