The immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have met with the former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar in Minna, Niger State.
Naija News understands that the duo alongside a former deputy governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, met separately with the two former Nigerian leaders.
Although sources close to the politicians said they were in Minna on Monday to felicitate with Babangida on his 81st birthday anniversary, it was gathered that it also served as a forum to consult on the controversial All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslims-Muslim ticket.
Inside sources told Daily SUN that Babachir, Dogara, and other northern Christian leaders in the APC were consulting before deciding on which of the presidential candidates to back ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Recall that Babachir, Dogara, and some top Christian leaders in the APC had rejected the party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential and vice presidential ticket of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima.
The APC northern Christian leaders are now expected to back the presidential ambition of either Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), or Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
This article was originally published on Naija News