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2023 Election: I’m Leaving Politics With Buhari In 2023, Can’t Enter PDP- Lawal



2023 Election: I'm Leaving Politics With Buhari In 2023, Can't Enter PDP- Lawal

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has distanced himself from reports that he plans to decamp to the opposition PDP ahead of the 2023 election because of Tinubu/ Shettima tickets.


Newsonline reports that Lawal said he will be resigning from active politics like President Buhari in 2023 to return back to his farm, and has no plan to enter the Peoples Democratic Party to support Atiku Abubakar.


In a statement released early Wednesday (today), the former SGF, Lawal, said the rumour of his defection must be connected with his visit to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku, and his strong opposition to the Muslim-Muslim tickets of Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima, presented by his party the All Progressives Congress (APC).


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Babachir Lawal’s statement read in part “It has just been brought to my notice that I have defected to the PDP. This is not true. This is fake news.


“Just like other politicians including some in the APC, I visited VP Atiku yesterday to condole him over the death of his PA and I noticed some people took my pictures. I suspect this fake news must have originated from this episode.


“Despite our being in separate political parties, Atiku and I are like brothers and I am always warmly received in his home.


“I am still a member of the APC and have no plans to leave it for any other party. In fact, I am considering leaving party politics altogether so as to remain an elder statesman.


“I had joined politics just because of President Muhammadu Buhari and will therefore have no further motivation to remain so after 29th May, 2023.


“I find the pleasure and comfort of my farms more attractive and rewarding.”