Simply 24 hours after APC chief and former Federation Authorities (SGF) secretary Babachir Lawal declared his help for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, a gaggle led by Lawal has endorsed Labor Occasion’s Peter Obi as their most well-liked candidate for the 2023 ballot.

State-run NAN information quoted a press release revealed in Abuja on Thursday as saying the group of some northern Christian politicians had settled on Obi, after cautious evaluate and evaluation of different presidential candidates.

The group, by endorsing Mr. Obi, additionally endorsed his working mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Nigerian Information Company (NAN) stories.

Along with endorsing Messrs Obi and Datti, the group really helpful the LP candidates to Nigerians, saying they might guarantee justice, equity, fairness and unity for the nation.

“As one of many main critics of APC’s unife presidential bid and in addition not like those that patiently awaited our steering on the place to pitch our tent, after cautious evaluate and evaluation of different presidential bids, we now want to advocate the presidential bid of Obi/Datti.

“We want to briefly narrate a few of the causes amongst many, why we now have endorsed this ticket and advocate it to all Nigerians of fine conscience who need justice, fairness and harmonious coexistence of all Nigerians in all tribes, religions and geopolitical areas. .

“It’s an incontrovertible fact that the entire of Northern Nigeria is at the moment mired in varied intractable socio-economic issues, because of the actions of assorted nebulous prison teams.

“Agriculture, the mainstay of the northern financial system, is all however deserted as a result of kidnappers and bandits have prevented folks from venturing exterior the protection of their properties,” Lawal mentioned.

Lawal additionally denounced the shortage of safety in interstate and intercity journey, whether or not for enterprise or pleasure.

He mentioned that this isn’t solely as a result of the roads should not satisfactory, however due to concern of assaults by criminals similar to kidnappers, armed robberies and bandits.

“In our seek for justice and fairness within the nation’s sociopolitical and spiritual house, it’s apparent that solely the Obi/Datti ticket has the potential to ship.”

He mentioned that Obi/Datti’s candidacy can converse to the real cry for a shift of energy to the southeast, in addition to the cry of marginalization of the folks of the southeast.



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