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2023 Presidency: Muslim-Muslim ticket dead on arrival – Babachir Lawal

A FORMER Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, says consideration of a Muslim president and a Muslim vice president in the country in 2023 is dead on arrival.

Lawal stated this yesterday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He believes it is out of place for anyone to consider such a thought considering the peculiarity of the nation’s political atmosphere which is divided along regional and religious lines.

“You can have the best ticket but if you don’t win the election, it’s a waste of time,” Lawal declared. “So, we must bear in mind that the vice (presidential candidate) is going to contribute to winning that election.”

“Extending that consideration to the Muslim-Muslim ticket, I live among the Christians, and I know that among the Christians, the question of Muslim-Muslim ticket is a no-go area; it is dead on arrival.

“Buhari himself, even at that time, had to drop this present presidential candidate because of that tension of a Muslim-Muslim ticket, and we have not seen anything in the country that has changed significantly to allow that to happen. On the contrary, it has worsened,” he added.

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