The Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has slammed the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, over his recent comments on his ambition.
Reports that Lawal, an erstwhile political ally of Tinubu, had in a recent interview on Channels Television, downplayed Tinubu’s chances ahead of the 2023 general election.
Lawal argued that the APC flagbearer stands no chance of winning the presidential election because of the Mulsim-Muslim ticket fielded by the ruling party.
The former SGF also said he has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, stressing that he is still a member of the APC.
Reacting to Lawal’s comment, the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Bayo Onanuga, described the statements made by the former SGF as mere conjectures.
He argued that the former Governor of Lagos State has never been on the ballot and lost any election, saying that Lawal’s comments are laughable projections.
Onanuga said Tinubu is heading for a landslide in the forthcoming presidential election with the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC governors.
He, however, advised the former SGF to resolve the split in his own group, Northern Christain Leaders Consultative Forum, before dabbling into Tinubu’s affairs.
He said: “Mere conjectures, very laughable projections. Asiwaju has never been on the ballot and lost any election.
”With 22 states under APC control, with the incumbent President’s backing, with our hard work on the campaign trail, and with the support of Almighty God, Asíwájú is heading for a landslide next February.
“Let Babachir deal first with the division in his renegade group, instead of pontificating on the outcome of the election.
“This man, who is amplifying our religious difference with his gang, is from Hong LGA in Adamawa State. He could not make Buhari win the council in the 2019 election, even though we had a Christian with the Buhari ticket.”