Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, is hopeful that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the presidential election in 2023.
Specifically, he is confident that the APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, will win Adamawa – the home state of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, whom he referred to as his elder brother.
He made the remarks on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“We are there, and we are the ones from Adamawa who will deliver Bola Tinubu in the same way that we delivered Buhari while Atiku was contesting, in the same way, Adamawa delivered Goodluck Jonathan while Atiku was contesting, so it is not a new thing.
“We have our tentacles all over the state; it is our state, and we know our tendencies, Bola Tinubu will win Adamawa State,” said Lawal.
According to him, the chances are high that the presidential candidate of the ruling party would succeed President Buhari when his tenure ends in May 2023.
The former SGF described Tinubu as a political figure who was critical to the success of many political officeholders in various parts of the country.
He explained that these were part of the reasons why he was hopeful of a victory for the APC and its candidate, adding that the party has all it required to win the election.
“Whether he (Tinubu) makes it or not, only God knows, but we will work towards it and we believe that we have the instruments, we have the resources – both material and intellectual – to deliver Bola Tinubu as the President,” he said.
“Tinubu is a very good man anywhere. He is a very kind man, and you need to hear from some of the people he has helped, so many all over the country.
“He has sponsored people in Taraba, in Adamawa, in Gombe; he is somebody that has been helpful to almost every politician across the country.”