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Northern Christian Leaders Disown Babachir Over Adoption Of Obi As Presidential Candidate



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From Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

Members of the group led by former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Barrister Yakubu Dogara have disassociated themselves from the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 presidential elections.

This was contained in a press statement by the group titled ‘RE: Dogara, Babachir Lawal-led Northern APC Members Dump Tinubu, Declare Support For Peter Obi’ debunked the story that they are not part of the decision as announced by Babachir Lawal.

The signatories to the statement are: Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, Simon Achuba; Hon Albert Atiwurcha; Professor Doknan Sheni; Mela A. Nunge, SAN; General Ishaya Bauka (rtd), Prof Ibrahim Haruna and Mrs Leah Olusiyi.

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Recall that the Chairman of the Northern Christians in APC, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal via press statement declared that the group has adopted the presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 presidential elections.

“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.

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“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 solely 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 queries most of us have been inundated with on this all important subject matter”, they said.

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