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I Will Quit Politics And Return To My Farm Next Year – Ex SGF, Babachi

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said that he will retire from active politics next year and return fully to his farm.

“I had joined politics just because of President Muhammadu Buhari and will therefore have no further motivation to remain so after 29th May, 2023.

“I find the pleasure and comfort of my farms more attractive and rewarding.”

In the statement today, September 28, Babachir Lawal said that the speculation that he would join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just because he recently visited the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to condole with him over the death of one of his aides, was fake news.

“It has just been brought to my notice that I have defected to the PDP. This is not true. This is fake news.

“Just like other politicians, including some in the APC, I visited VP Atiku yesterday to condole with him over the death of his PA and I noticed some people took my pictures. I suspect this fake news must have originated from this episode.

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“Despite our being in separate political parties, Atiku and I are like brothers and I am always warmly received in his home.

“I am still a member of the APC and have no plans to leave it for any other party. In fact, I am considering leaving party politics altogether so as to remain an elder statesman.

Babachir Lawal has been opposing the Muslim-Muslim ticket of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), which has former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and former Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, as the party’s flag bearers in the 2023 presidential election.

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