2023 Elections: 2 Political Parties Form Strong Alliance|| Fmr SGF, Lawal Denies Dumping Peter Obi

Sowore’s AAC, PRP form alliance ahead of presidential election
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the African Action Alliance and the Peoples Redemption Party, Monday, agreed to align forces to brighten their electoral chances, particularly the presidential election.

The move was disclosed to journalists at a press conference in Abuja by the presidential candidate of AAC, Omoyele Sowore.
According to him, a shared political ideology, historical ties and a common vision for the well-being of Nigerians necessitated the need for the parties to forge a common front ahead of the polls.

He said: “We formed this alliance for one purpose: to overthrow and take down the evil system of operations in Nigeria that is fast sinking the ship of Nigeria. Both parties, AAC and PRP, have several similarities beginning from the formation to the founding fathers.
On his part, the factional national chairman of PRP, Abdulmajid Dauda, said Kola Abiola, who is recognised as the presidential candidate of the party would be humiliated “at the right time.”
He said, “We are in court regarding the authentic leadership of the party. And I can assure you that the court will rule in our favour.”
Source: Punch

I won’t support Atiku, ex-SGF Lawal insists
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, on Monday insisted that he would not support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 election.

According to him, Atiku’s ambition would not fly as it would amount to the transition of government from one Muslim Fulani President to another Muslim Fulani President.

Lawal was reacting to a report that he has abandoned the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to work for Atiku.

He warned that Atiku, having his way, would represent ethnic domination by one ethnic group over others, saying “I remain a Peter Obi diehard.”

The statement read in part, “I have just seen trending news that I have abandoned Peter Obi to work for Atiku Abubakar. There is nothing far from the truth as this. I have never contemplated joining the PDP since its formation as I view the PDP as the worst form of a collection of oligarchs and reactionaries.
Source: Punch