Babachir Lawal I don’t want to be Adamawa Governor – SGF says

Lawal said the reports are baseless, adding that it is not proper for him to nurse that kind of ambition.

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The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has debunked claims that he is eyeing the Adamawa Governor’s seat.

Lawal said the reports are baseless, adding that it is not proper for him to nurse that kind of ambition.

The SGF also disclosed that he does not have any special candidate in mind.

Lawal said “At over 60 years of age and my position as SGF, I should not be thinking of being a governor; governorship should be left for younger people.”

Adding that "The whole thing is funny; they are even saying that I favour my own tribe of Kilba in federal appointments because Boss Mustafa was recently appointed the Managing Director of Nigeria Inland Waterways Agency.

“People need to know that Mustafa is not only well qualified for the job but also a chieftain of the party who actively participated as an official in Buhari Campaign Organisation.

“Buhari knows Mustafa’s capacity and Buhari’s appointments are always based on merit.

“If they said I engineered the appointment of Mustafa because he is a Kilba man like me, how about other appointments of Adamawa indigenes that are not Kilba.

“Another funny thing is that in Abuja, some people are accusing me of favoring Adamawa.”

Babachir Lawal also advised Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, to leave National Assembly out of their court trials.

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