Dogara, other Northern Christians Reject Babachir’s Adoption of Peter Obi
POLITICS DIGEST- The group of northern Christian political leaders who are opposed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) choice of same faith ticket for the 2023 presidential election, have denied endorsing the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi.
The group led by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, had in a statement claimed that the group had endorsed Obi.
In a counter statement signed by former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, former Deputy Governor of Kogi state, Simon Achuba, and six others, the group argued that Babachir spoke for himself and not for the group, adding that the the group would announce it’s preferred choice of candidate in an interfaith ceremony.
The statement read in full:
“We want to draw the attention of the general public to the recent position canvassed by our Chairman, Engr B D Lawal as the position of our Group.We wish to state that necessary consultations have been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group is poised to adopt a position which will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon. Suffice to say that no one in the group including the Chairman has been mandated to speak to the public about our position at this material time. Based on our modus Operandi, our position was meant to be presented to the general public at the event above referred to. That has not changed.
“Consequently, the decision to endorse a particular candidate and the statement credited to the chairman are solely the decision and views of the Chairman which he is absolutely entitled to but not that of the group. We hope this statement clears all the queries most of us have been inundated with on this all important subject matter.”
1. Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara
2. HE, Simon Achuba
3. Hon Albert Atiwurcha
4. Prof Doknan Sheni
5. Mela A. Nunge, SAN
6. Gen Ishaya Bauka Rtd
7. Prof Ibrahim Haruna
8. Mrs Leah Olusiyi