Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, Former Kogi State Deputy Governor Simon Achuba and other Northern Christians political leaders have disowned ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal over his endorsement of Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi.
In a statement jointly signed by Dogara, Achuba and six others, they said at no time did they collectively take the decision to support Obi, stating that Lawal was acting on his own.
Others who signed the statement are Albert Atiwurcha, Prof Doknan Sheni, Mela Nunge (SAN), Gen. Ishaya Bauka (rtd), Prof Ibrahim Haruna and Mrs Leah Olusiyi.
“We want to draw the attention of the general public to the recent position canvassed by our Chairman, B.D Lawal as the position of our group.
“We wish to state that necessary consultations have been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group is poised to adopt a position which will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon.
“Suffice to say that no one in the group, including the chairman has been mandated to speak to the public about our position at this material time. Based on our modus operandi, our position was meant to be presented to the general public at the event above referred to. That has not changed.
“We hope this statement clears all the queries most of us have been inundated with on this all important subject matter,” the statement read.