Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) says he will never support the Presidential ambition of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Lawal said Atiku’s Presidential ambition would not fly because it will amount to the transition of government from one Muslim Fulani president to another Muslim Fulani president.
He said such transition would be the worst form of Muslim-Muslim ticket.
In a statement on Monday, he warned that Atiku having his way would represent ethnic domination by one ethnic group over others.
He also reaffirmed his commitment to the actualization of the ambition of the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections.
The statement by Lawal was a reaction to a trending news that he has abandoned Peter Obi to work for Atiku.
Lawal dismissed the news as fake, insisting that he would not support any Fulani person that may undermine Nigeria’s unity through religion or ethnicity.
He said: “I have just seen a trending news that I have abandoned Peter Obi to work for Atiku Abubakar.
“There is nothing far from the truth as this. I have never contemplated joining PDP since its formation as I view the PDP as the worst form of a collection of oligarchs and reactionaries.
“Besides, I find myself every year battling Fulani herdsmen determined to have their animals invade my farms and eat up my crops every year. This is aside from their determination to take over the ancestral farmlands of my kinsmen as they do everywhere in the North. All these they do in a cavalier manner while their elite kinsmen dominant in the government keep mute.
“Moreover, I view a transition of government from one Muslim Fulani President to another as the worst form of Muslim-Muslim ticket. It also represents ethnic domination by one ethnic group over others. I remain a Peter Obi diehard. Any news to the contrary is fake news.”