Peter Obi’s running mate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed, has said that the reason he accepted to be Peter Obi’s running mate was born out of the commitment to rescue Nigeria.
Senator Yusuf Datti said that Peter Obi and the leadership of the Labour Party played a vital role in his decision to be the running mate, as he shares in their agenda of getting Nigeria to where it is supposed to be.
In the report which was made by Bellnews Online, Senator Yusuf Datti said – “My task here today is simple and it is to accept my nomination, but just before I do that, I should give justifications as follows.
The undeniable and unchallengeable fundamental reason for being on this ticket is to rescue Nigeria. And it goes logically without saying that you can only rescue that which is in trouble, and Nigeria is in trouble, and I cannot afford not to be part of the movement to rescue Nigeria.”
Speaking further, the 46-year-old economist said that he believes in the greatness of Nigeria, that he also believes there will be peace and prosperity in the country, and that Nigerians will unite.
Senator Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed was officially unveiled as Peter Obi’s running mate in Abuja on Friday. Many of Peter Obi’s supporters have expressed their satisfaction with the choice because of Datti Baba Ahmed’s records in politics and academics.
He is the proprietor of Baze University, Abuja, and Baba-Ahmed University, Kano. He was a Senator representing Kaduna North between 2011 and 2011, and also served as a member of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007.
He has said that he believes in Peter Obi’s dream of making Nigeria a better place, and that is the reason he accepted to be his running mate.
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