Former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir David Lawal, has vowed to migrate to Cameroon if the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi does not win the 2023 election.
“We want (Obi) to win this election and must win this election. If we lose this election, we’ll all migrate to Cameroon because of the shame and disgrace of failure to win. It is not about whether we have options, Peter Obi must win this election.”
Babachir, who spoke today, December 5 at an interactive session between Peter Obi and north-east stakeholders in Abuja, said that he is fully for Obi, even as he wondered why the All Progressives Congress (APC) had not sacked him as member of its Board of Trustees.
“I am in APC and a member of the Board of Trustees of the party, but I am doing the Peter Obi/Yusuf Datti movement. The APC has not sacked me yet. I don’t know what they are waiting for.”
According to Babachir, Nigerians are yearning for change and people are determined that this time around the change that we have been yearning for will come.
“Fortunately, we have a competent person in Peter and his running mate. We need an arrowhead to drive this change and these two provide it.
“I am not interested in LP as a party. I am interested in Peter Obi as a potential presidential candidate. It doesn’t matter which party Peter Obi is, I sense that Nigerians are due for change.
“They have been yearning for change; my own opinion is that Nigeria will vote for anybody as long as he is not part of the PDP or APC.”
The Convener, Engr. Isaac Balami said that the interactive session is aimed at finding means of stirring the grassroots to mobilise them for Obi/Datti and ensuring their victory come February 25, 2023.
“Our meeting here is to decide how to ensure victory for Obi/Datti.”