Obi: Dogara, other northern Christian politicians disagree with Lawal    

Babachir and Dogara

The declaration by former Secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal that his fellow northern Christian politicians are in support of the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has drawn the reaction of his colleagues. 

Distancing themselves from the endorsement in a letter eight of them signed including former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, they wrote:     

We want to draw the attention of the general public to the recent position canvassed by our Chairman, Engr B D Lawal, as the position of our Group. 

We wish to state that necessary consultations have been concluded, and based on manifestly unassailable empirical data, the group is poised to adopt a position which will be made known to the public at an interfaith event to be held very soon. 

Also suffices to say that no one in the group including the Chairman has been mandated to speak to the public about our position at this material time.  

Based on our modus Operandi, our position was meant to be presented to the general public at the event above referred to. That has not changed.  

Consequently, the decision to endorse a particular candidate and the statement credited to the chairman are soley the decision and views  of the Chairman which he is absolutely entitled to but not that of the group.  

We hope this statement clears all the querries most of us have been inundated with on this all important subject matter.   


  1. Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara

  2. HE, Simon Achuba

  3. Hon Albert Atiwurcha

  4. Prof Doknan Sheni

  5. Mela A. Nunge, SAN

  6. Gen Ishaya Bauka Rtd

  7. Prof Ibrahim Haruna

  8. Mrs Leah Olusiyi

November 24, 2022– 


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