Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has minimized Aisha Binani’s capacity for leadership and moral integrity to lead the people of Adamawa State.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is running Binani as their candidate for governor of Adamawa State in the March 18 election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner of Adamawa, Prof. Hudu Yunusa Ari, declared Binani the winner at the start of the state’s supplementary election last week. This development ignited debates on all fronts.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, was allegedly leading the poll with more votes when Binani was announced the winner, which led INEC to invalidate and postpone the election.
Additionally, Binani was proclaimed the winner by the REC earlier than expected.
God forbid that Binani becomes the governor of the state, Lawal reacted to the turmoil surrounding the Adamawa election.
The former SGF asserted that Binani lacked the necessary votes at the first Governorship election on March 18 and was therefore ineligible to serve as Adamawa’s governor. She also claimed that she lacked the necessary character for the post.
Newsmen has learned that Lawal made this claim on Monday while participating in a live broadcast of an Arise Television program.
“God forbid, it is impossible for Binani to become governor of Adamawa State.
“At the initial, she was not qualified, she does not have the character, and she did not get the vote. During the first election, take note that I am not PDP or APC.
“But the PDP got 421525 votes and the APC got 380275 votes, the PDP was leading with over 31,000 votes at that stage. Now after the collation of about 20 local governments out of 21 in Adamawa, the remaining one local government remains, and that is where the problem started.
“They started doctoring the results, they stole the results and started manipulating it,” Lawal.
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