May 28, 2023

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has warned the All Progressives Congress against picking a Muslim as running mate to its presidential candidate as of which Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is also a Muslim.

“Thinking of a Muslim president and a Muslim vice president in the country in 2023 is dead on arrival” Babachir said.

Lawal, a staunch ally of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated this on Thursday .“You can have the best ticket but if you don’t win the election, it’s a waste of time,” Lawal declared.

“So, we must bear in mind that the vice (presidential candidate) is going to contribute to winning that election.” “Extending that consideration to the Muslim-Muslim ticket, I live among the Christians, and I know that among the Christians, the question of Muslim-Muslim ticket is a no-go area; it is dead on arrival.”

“Buhari himself, even at that time, had to drop this present presidential candidate because of that tension of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, and we have not seen anything in the country that has changed significantly to allow that to happen. On the contrary, it has worsened,” he added.

Marvelous Ogidi

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