A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has described as “satanic” the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2023 election, Bola Tinubu, to pick a northern Muslim running mate.
Tinubu picked Borno Central Senator, Kashim Shettima as his Vice Presidential (VP) candidate, much to the displeasure of many Nigerians.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lawal, a Christian who was touted as a possible VP candidate for the APC, said the ruling party is on a path to destruction.
“The result is that they have played on his long-term ambition to be President and have built it into a sort of desperation and a crescendo that easily justifies this satanic resort to a Muslim-Muslim ticket. This is the calamity that has befallen my friend,” the former SGF said.
“It appears that the gods want to destroy the APC and its presidential candidate and have chosen the instrumentality of the northern Muslim governors and their super ambitious tool and Kashim Ibrahim for this purpose.
“Alhaji Kashim Shettima is a Greek gift from the Northern governors to Tinubu. I advise Bola to make sure Kashima’s two hands are always in his plain sight and empty.”