Babachir Lawal has apologized to Nigerians for asking them to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the past elections.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration added that he has seen the light and is sorry for leading Nigerians to the current challenges they are facing after the 2015 and 2019 elections.
Lawal has been against the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket involving Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima for the 2023 presidential election.
Lawal said on Channels Television’s politics that Nigerians are facing unbearable challenges like insecurity, poverty, hunger and many other crises which could be amended if they vote for the right candidate
He said: “Well in the life of a people that are so oppressed, living under unbearable insecurity, ignorance, hunger and diseases, a time comes when they get fed up and a little thing will just ignite the flame and the confederation.”
Lawal went on to endorse Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi stressing that he is the solution to Nigeria’s problems and urged the people to come out in mass to vote.
He added: “I can tell you that Peter Obi is that confederation in Nigeria because every Nigerian has come to realise that there is no way we can continue the way we are doing.”
Lawal was asked what is wrong with the state of Nigeria currently, he added:
His words: “Nothing is working, under the APC government. “Yes, I have seen the light, my brother, I have seen the light, you can repent when you see the light, I saw the light and I have repented. I am sorry I did that before (telling Nigerians to vote for APC).
“The light is Peter Obi, and darkness is the old system that used to govern us which is represented by both PDP and APC. Same people, same agbada, same red face caps same people. So Nigerians have seen the light, not only me, all Nigerians.”