A former Secretary to the government of the Federation , Babachir Lawal , has said no one in the All Progressives Congress has the right to prevent the party’ s national chief , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , from contesting the 2023 Presidency .
Lawal , in an interview also canvassed electricity shift to the South , specifically the South -West . He expressed dismay at some terrific northerners desiring Presidency to be retained of their location.
He accused a few APC governors of fuelling the crisis within the celebration so they could take control for their own egocentric political purposes . He said the overall purpose of the politicians was to undo the present day structure beneath the President , major popular Muhammadu Buhari ( retd ) .
He said it became laughable if the goal of the politicians , who he imagined to have masterminded the elimination of the previous party chairman , Adams Oshiomhole , turned into to oppose the alleged Tinubu ’s presidential aspirations.
Lawal stated, “ people who wanted Adams Oshiohmole out are extra determined due to 2023 due to the fact as a country wide chairman of a party, from my our own commentary , there ’s little or no he should do to favour or impose a presidential candidate in his birthday celebration .
“ besides we need to deliver the wrath of God on our heads , due to his role in constructing the party , equity and a feel of justice call for that he accept a threat in a loose and truthful device and let his luck prevail.
“ nobody with a clean sense of right and wrong within the APC will deny Tinubu the opportunity to contest the Presidency . No one inside the party has the ethical proper to even put a stumbling block on his path . The party should create an environment this is free and fair for every body who desires to contest, such as Bola Tinubu . Let the delegates , who must have emerged via a further free and fair procedure , determine who they need to vote for.”
Lawal also advised Buhari to support electricity rotation to the South to permit the emergence of his successor from the region.
“ A just and equitable way of doing things is to agree, as gents, that for the reason that North has had its President for the second tenure , the opportunity ought to be given to the South to provide the subsequent President ,” he stated .
Lawal delivered that the northern region ’s hold onto electricity have been an albatross.
He said, “ by way of the manner, what did we get from numerous years of governance with the Presidency being from the North ? Because the death of wellknown Sani Abacha, the united states has been into crises of lack of confidence and negative economic system.
“ alongside the road , we've got additionally had vice -presidents who had been northerners . We've got had presidents who have been northerners however for something cause, the gadget isn't always improving . Presidency from the North is like an albatross around our neck .”
Source: The punch News.
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