Former Secretary to the Federal Government and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Babachir Lawal, has said that an average northern Christian is a supporter of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Lawan stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Asked why he chose to support Obi, Lawan said, “We are politicians and realists. We want to support a political party that has the potential to win and rule; then to address all the other dynamics in the society, like marginalization, insecurity and inclusiveness.
“So if you look at it, there are only four political parties that are worth our discussion and we discussed with them. Kwankwanso is a good material for president for example. We discussed with him, but we look at his tendency and chances of winning the election based on our parameters, it is very small.
“We looked at Labour Party and we think the chances are very big. A government ran by Peter Obi and Datti (Ahmed) will give Nigeria the desired peace. In fact it will free us from this oligarch.
“We don’t need commitment (from Peter Obi). The issue is very simple; if you go to every single Christian village in Nigeria they will tell you we are doing (sic) Peter Obi. If you go to church everybody is doing (sic) Peter Obi.
“There are still some Christians who are hanging around the APC, of course; whatever is their reason, we don’t begrudge them. Some are in the PDP. Average Christian rank and file in the north they are Labour Party.”