Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, on Thursday said the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress has sown the seed of possible problems ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Lawal who had expressed his stand against the ticket stated this during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday.
He had condemned the presidential candidate of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu for picking a Muslim, Kashim Shettima as his running mate.
Lawal further stated that the call for a Christain running mate is a demand for justice and equity.
The former SGF said, “This is where the danger will come. If you go into the government in which ab initio the Christian population fell discriminated against, whatever that government will do, there will be no interest in supporting them.
“I can tell you that this is not about religion; it’s about inclusiveness; it’s about equity, justice and peaceful coexistence. No Muslim wants to live in an acrimonious relationship with a Christian. The fight we’re fighting is for everybody.
“Islam preaches justice We live together all these years peacefully; we go to the same school and workplace; We live on the same street; we never had any problem, but this thing has sown the seed of the possible problem.”
According to Lawal, President Muhammadu Buhari does not appoint based on religion or ethnicity, but relay on recommendations.
He said, “Basically he relies on the recommendation of others for his appointment and those people must do the balancing. I know one example that I can cite to you that has done very well is the minister of education. They try to balance their appointment. There are many parastatals but they try to balance.”
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