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

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

Lawal who pitched tents with former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu before the All Progressives Congress presidential primary, said this on Thursday June 9, during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He stated that 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.

Lawal said; 

You can have the best ticket but if you don’t win the election, it’s a waste of time. 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.

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