Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has downplayed the possibility of him emerging as the running mate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Lawal, who is a close ally of the APC presidential candidate, disclosed that God had not told him to aspire to be Tinubu’s running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the former SGF said he would seek the face of God first before considering becoming Tinubu’s running mate.
According to Lawal: “God has not told me to aspire for that position. If you reach the level of Christianity that I am, you should be able to seek God’s opinion on everything that you do and get the indication.
“I will consider it. I have been in government before, and I have not seen any personal merit or advantage to me being in government. Since I left government, I have had a very good life and basically, a businessperson, and I have lived well. I am happy, and my children are happy.
“The religious divide has increased, the tribal division has increased, the regional division has increased,” said the former SGF. “So, it will be a good thing if APC will settle for a Muslim-Christian ticket because we know the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that is what they will do.”