A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal on Thursday claimed that the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu said campaigning in the South-East was a waste of time and resources during the party’s primaries in June.
“During the convention, he didn’t even allow us go the South-East,” Lawal said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“He said it was a waste of time and money.”
Newsbreak reports that Lawal made the comment while analysing Tinubu’s chances in the imminent February 2023 presidential polls.
According to him, the former Lagos State governor stands no chance of winning the 2023 presidential election.
This news medium reports that although a member of the ruling party, Lawal has endorsed the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi.
In a piece of related news, Tinubu, yesterday (Thursday), promised to not only stop estimated electricity billing in the country but will also ensure that power supply is improved, noting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 16 years in power was a waste.
In a campaign rally in Abakaliki, Tinubu maintained that he would pull the country out of its present economic situation, asking South East, and, indeed, all Nigerians to vote APC in next year’s general elections.
The APC presidential standard bearer promised to make South East the Taiwan of Africa.