Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has no influence in his local government, saying the ruling party lost in his local government when he was the secretary to the government.
Oshiomhole disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Lawal have rejected the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s choice of Kashima Shettima, who is also a Muslim.
The duo, alongside other Christian leaders, had said the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the ruling party was an attempt to undermine the influence of Christian faithful in the North.
Commenting on the agitation, the former Edo State governor said the APC won its election in 2019 even when Dogara decided along with Bukola Saraki to defect to PDP.
He said, “One of the things I promised myself and my wife is that we all agreed that Adams, this time around don’t go into mentioning names. I want to raise issues.
“In 2019, on the eve of the elections in 2019, Dogara who was elected on the platform of the APC and he became Speaker on the platform of the APC decided along with Bukola Saraki to decamp back to PDP and yet we won.
“Babachir, check the record we lost his local government anyway in 2015 and in 2019 even when he was the secretary to the government. So if he cannot win his local government, he doesn’t have any influence even when he was the secretary to the government. Do you really mean we should not go to sleep because he has now become the champion of Christian faith?”