Babachir Lawal renews attack on APC, accuses party of plotting to divide North with same faith ticket

A former Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, on Wednesday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim-Muslim ticket as a demonic transfer aimed toward creating divisions within the Northern half of the nation.

Lawal, who acknowledged this in a programme on Come up TV, predicted that APC could be soundly crushed within the 2023 elections.

The previous SGF and ex-Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have launched a number of campaigns in opposition to APC because the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, picked the previous Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, as his operating mate on July 10.

Lawan insisted that Christians in APC had been in opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket and would make sure the party’s defeat within the election.

He stated: “The introduction of a Muslim-Muslim ticket by the APC or same-faith ticket is a depraved plan to additional create divisions throughout the north. We attempt as leaders of societies to reside as brothers and sisters, however out of the blue, this demonic proposition simply got here out of the blue.

“For all lovers of unity on this nation, within the north particularly the place we’re most affected, this ticket must not ever succeed. And we’ll make sure that we defeat it in such a convincing method that no one in his proper senses will ever give it some thought once more, not less than within the close to future for our political journey in Nigeria.

“So, we’re set on it and we’re decided to kill it. Our individuals are mobilised, and our individuals are prepared for the election.

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“I and Dogara alone aren’t the one ones concerned on this. Certainly, we’re leaders of teams of about 40 main Christian politicians within the north. We began work on this years again after we suspected that if a Muslim emerges from the south because the candidate for any of the political events, there’s a threat of what has occurred that can occur.

“Now, there are two points right here. At first, we’re politicians and our job is to win elections and kind authorities. Second, after we checked out this ticket and determined principally, it excludes northern Christians from governance. It is not going to be clever for us to hand ourselves and exclude ourselves from the incoming authorities.

“So, whereas we plan that the same faith ticket of APC ought to fail, we additionally consider that we must always align with one of the main political events that has the possibility of successful.

“Our technique is we is not going to simply waste our votes as a result of we would like to protest the same faith ticket of APC. We wish to associate with one other group that’s extra delicate to the Nigerian state of affairs and realises that Nigeria wants concord, unity, and peace.”

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