Muslim-Muslim Ticket: I’m APC member but Atiku has my support – Babachir Lawal
Former Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Babachir Lawal has said he will not support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu in the presidential election in 2023 as a result of the same faith ticket.
Lawal, an APC chieftain, said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar agreed to what the Northern Christians wanted and will have his support.
Ex-SGF made this known in a recent interview with the BBC, saying he and others backed Tinubu to win the primary election, but they later realised he had been hiding his decision to pick a Muslim running mate from them.
Lawal reiterated he is no longer supporting the former Lagos state governor and APC will lose the presidential election.
He said, “I am not for Bola Tinubu now. I am not for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“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.”