He confirmed that he only chaired the Bola Tinubu planning and strategy committee which was set up to implement strategies for Tinubu to pick the APC presidential ticket.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has cleared the air over claims that he was part of the committee that recommended running mate nominees to Bola Tinubu.
Denying such a claim, Lawal said he only chaired Bola Tinubu planning and strategy committee which was set up to implement strategies for Tinubu to pick the APC presidential ticket.
He said this in a chat with Daily Trust on Wednesday night.
The former SGF said he was not aware of any sub-committee that recommended running mates to the former Lagos governor.
“I chaired the Bola Tinubu Planning and Strategy Committee, which was set up to implement strategies for Tinubu to pick the ticket.
“But I’m not aware of the sub-committee that recommended running mates. It is not our work. You know politicians can cook up anything,” he said.
Recall that a member of the Planning and Strategy Committee of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation (TCO) headed by Lawal had said the committee recommended eleven names to Tinubu as nominees for the vice presidential candidate.
He said the recommendation was contained in a report of a sub-committee chaired by Senator Grace Folasade Bent.
The member said that the final report of the committee was concluded last week Tuesday and submitted to Tinubu in London on Wednesday.
He adddd that it was after Lawal submitted the report to Tinubu that the APC presidential candidate travelled back to Nigeria and announced Shettima as his choice for running mate.
Another member of the panel said the report of the committee passed through Lawal before getting to the former Lagos governor.
“He was part of the decision and the report got to the presidential candidate through him.
“First, we sent the soft copy of our report to Asiwaju before BD Lawal took the hard copy to him in London last Wednesday,” he said.