“Misguided, Hypocrite”: Northern Elites Disown Buhari’s Appointee Over Attack on Tinubu’s Govt

“Misguided, Hypocrite”: Northern Elites Disown Buhari’s Appointee Over Attack on Tinubu’s Govt

  • Former SGF Babachir Lawal has come under heavy scrutiny over his criticism of Tinubu's government
  • A northern group distanced itself from the statements made by Lawal and noted that he didn't represent their interest
  • The Northern Congress for Change described Lawal's statement as unfounded and maintained that Tinubu had recorded major feats in less than one year

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - On Tuesday, May 21, some prominent Nigerians from the northern region disassociated themselves from remarks credited to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's administration.

Babachir Lawal was dragged for criticising Tinubu's government
A group from the northern region has said Babachir Lawal does not represent them following his statement against Tinubu. Photo credit: Babachir Lawal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Nation, the group, under the aegis of the Northern Congress for Change (NCC), said Lawal doesn’t represent the interests of the north, and his assertions were unfounded and spurious.

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Recall that Babachir Lawal criticised the current government led by Tinubu while speaking about the current state of the nation. The former SGF said Nigeria collapsed after Tinubu's swearing-in on May 29, 2023.

Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, the group's convener, Dr. Ben Amodu, said President Tinubu had performed better than his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, in less than one year in office.

Amodu added that the current administration had demonstrated an unwavering commitment to inclusive leadership, skillfully balancing the diverse socio-political and religious inclinations of the nation, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

The group, however, accused corrupt individuals of sponsoring campaigns against President Tinubu and noted that they would remain inconsequential and irrelevant in a discussion of a prosperous government.

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“Despite the vociferous opposition from unpatriotic elements who have long benefited from the corrupt subsidy regime, President Tinubu remains resolute and focused on his comprehensive agenda, undeterred by the cacophony of criticism from those hell-bent on perpetuating the status quo.
“We put it forward to everyone that, David Babachir Lawal’s statements are not only misguided but also hypocritical. As someone still reeling from the grass-cutting scandal and his failed support for Peter Obi, he lacks the moral authority, and temerity to criticize President Tinubu’s administration,” the statement said.

Northern youths vow to vote for Tinubu in 2027

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that after some northern elders said they regretted voting for President Bola Tinubu, youths from the 19 northern states ranked his administration highly on economy, security and pro-citizen policies.

The Progressive Northern Youth Forum (PNYF) made this known in its communique at the end of a two-day conference in Abuja on the state of the nation.

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Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, national president, Hon. Isah Usman Jabbi, said President Tinubu’s economic policies have fostered growth, job creation, and investment, which resonates with the aspirations of the north.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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