JUST IN: We didn’t endorse Peter Obi – Babachir Lawal Led Northern APC Members
POLITICS DIGEST- Members of the Babachir Lawal led Northern APC Members have distanced themselves from a statement credited to their Chairman that they endorse the Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi.
The group said this in a statement signed by its members including the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and sent to newsmen on Thursday.
According to them, necessary consultations over their choice in presidential election have been concluded and will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon.
They further stated that the decision to endorse a particular candidate credited to the Chairman is solely his views and not absolutely entitled to that of the group.
Read the statement below:
RE: Dogara, Babachir Lawal-led Northern APC Members Dump Tinubu, Declare Support For Peter Obi
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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.Suffices 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 soley 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 querries 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