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Babachir Still Angry Tinubu Chose Shettima For VP – APC

- October 19, 2023

The ruling All Progressives Congress on Tuesday night alleged that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal’s claim that Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, won the 2023 presidential election was bore out of sentiment.

The statement was a reaction to Babachir’s claim that the data from independent sources indicated Obi had majority votes while Atiku came second in the election.

According to him, President Bola Tinubu came a distant third in the poll.

But the ruling APC disclosed that it was obvious the former SGF was still licking his wounds after the former Lagos governor settled for Kashim Shettima during the search for a capable vice president-elect in the build-up to the February poll.

In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday night, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, warned that aside from being in need of counselling, Babachir ought to have known that making utterances on a case before a competent court of justice amounts to contempt.

He said, “Babachir Lawal ought to have known that running a jaundiced commentary on a matter before the Supreme Court is the height of irresponsibility. But he is still nursing bitterness and vindictiveness over his failed dream of running on a joint ticket with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Indeed, he is in dire need of professional counselling and deserves our collective pity. It is obvious he may never get over the pain of being tossed into the dustbin of political ignominy by President Bola Tinubu who, against all odds, defeated Mr Peter Obi that exploited our religious and ethnic fault lines in his campaign for the nation’s highest office.

“Thankfully, Nigerians across all ethnic and religious divides, saw through Babachir Lawal’s and Peter Obi’s shenanigans and voted for the best candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Furthermore, it is very uncharitable for Mr. Babachir Lawal to call to question the professional competence of President Tinubu’s appointees, some of whom he cannot hold a candle to their political and professional accomplishments.

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