Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has come hard on the former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, for saying Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and not Bola Tinubu won the 2023 presidential election.
Lawal in a statement yesterdaysaid data from independent sources showed that Obi had majority votes and Atiku came second while Tinubu came a distant third in the election.
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Felix Morka, APC said after a long silence leaking his wounds from the monumental electoral loss of his candidate in the last presidential election, Lawal unabashedly is out again, peddling gibberish, rather than learn from his political misadventure with equanimity.
Morka said the defeat of his principal, Peter Obi, at the poll has done incalculable damage to Lawal’s psyche and his capacity for rational thought as evident in his analysis based entirely on the figment of his warped imagination rather than on hard facts and figures.
He said a clear sign of the former ally of President Tinubu disconnecting from reality was his reference to the election held in May 2023, rather than February.
The APC spokesperson challenged Lawal to give a detailed breakdown of his so-called “aggregated facts sourced from independent sources,” which he claimed proved that Obi won the election or forever keep mute.
“That he did not provide these facts to help Obi prove his case before the Presidential Elections Petitions Court is a massive disservice if not betrayal of his political principal.
“Babachir Lawal ought to have known that running a jaundiced commentary on a matter before the Supreme Court is the height of irresponsibility. But he is still nursing bitterness and vindictiveness over his failed dream of running on a joint ticket with Asiwaju Bola Ahme Tinubu,” Morka said.