Former SGF Babachir Lawal Calls for Tinubu’s Resignation Amidst Election Controversy, Declares Obi Won the 2023 Presidential Election
In a bold and controversial declaration, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal, has called for the immediate resignation of Bola Tinubu, the proclaimed victor of the February 25 presidential election, in favor of Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi. While the Independent National Electoral Commission upheld Tinubu’s election victory, Lawal maintains that independent data sources reveal a different narrative, indicating Obi as the true frontrunner, with Atiku securing second place and Tinubu trailing in a distant third.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Lawal stated, “I have resisted the temptation to engage in the contemporary political discourse since the May 2023 election faux pas.” He attributed this restraint to the need to thoroughly analyze the data behind the election results and his commitment to farming during the rainy season. He raised critical questions about Tinubu’s eligibility and suitability for the presidency, citing an “avalanche” of concerning information about his background.
Lawal firmly asserted, “Bola did not win the election,” and alleged that Tinubu had resorted to questionable means to secure victory, suspecting that he was aware he couldn’t succeed in a free and fair contest.
In a compelling call for Tinubu’s resignation, Lawal contended that the embattled leader had an opportunity to spare himself public humiliation and international embarrassment. He emphasized the importance of leadership characterized by integrity, trustworthiness, and the ability to instill hope in the people, qualities he believed Tinubu lacked.
Furthermore, Lawal criticized Tinubu’s political appointments, accusing him of rewarding supporters with key positions rather than prioritizing competence. He argued that under Tinubu’s leadership, Nigerians were grappling with insecurity, poverty, and hopelessness, while his government appeared to be detached from the nation’s woes.
The former Secretary to the Federal Government expressed concerns about rising fuel prices, a weakening Naira, and escalating insecurity, suggesting that these issues would persist under Tinubu’s administration. As the nation watches with bated breath, Babachir Lawal’s call for Tinubu’s resignation marks a critical moment in Nigeria’s political landscape, ushering in a new era of uncertainty and debate.