Muslim-Muslim Ticket: We’re Talking With PDP – Babachir Lawal

Muslim-Muslim Ticket: We’re Talking With PDP, Says Lawal
Babachir Lawal

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has revealed that himself and ex-Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, may be on their way out of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Lawal disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, saying him and Dogara have been critical of the decision of the APC to settle for a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the 2023 elections and recently vowed to mobilise Northern Christians to reject the Tinubu/Shettima joint ticket.

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In the interview, the ex-SGF stated that the agitation against the Muslim-Muslim ticket was nothing personal but a representation of the wish of a people who are part of the Nigerian nation “demanding for fair and equitable representation.”

He, however, noted that no decision has yet been made on whether or not to quit the ruling party.

He added, however, that “what we are doing is for the sake of Nigeria. Of the 18 political parties in the country, we are talking to the Peoples Democratic Party, the Labour Party, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party. It is only the APC that has rejected us; the other 17 parties have not. So, those three are in the foreground of our discussion for now, but no decision has been taken.”