Nigeria’s Labour Party pick Vice Presidential Candidate
Labour Party (LP) of Nigeria on Friday formally announced founder of Baze University, Senator Datti Yussuf Baba-Ahmed, as its vice presidential candidate. The event took place at the plush Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and was attended by several dignitaries.
“I have the singular honour to present by the grace of God, the next Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba” The LP presidential candidate Peter Obi said to a rousing applause.
Asked by journalists why he picked Baba Ahmed. The Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi who is riding on a popular youthful wave responded. “The country is in dire need of fresh, energetic leadership to become productive.” He then lamented the existential crises of corruption, insecurity, unemployment, agitations and others as concomitant consequences of bad leadership.
Asked about his manifesto, Obi promised to release the manifesto and policy documents for Nigerians to check in the coming weeks.
Baba-Ahmed in reaction to his nomination as vice-presidential candidate said it was time to take back Nigeria and Peter Obi would make a great president if elected.
“The fundamental, undeniable reason for being on this ticket is to rescue Nigeria. And it goes logically and without saying that you can only rescue that which is in trouble. Nigeria is in a great deal of trouble. I can’t afford not to be part of the movement to rescue Nigeria.” Baba-Ahmed stated.
“I believe in the greatness of the country. I believe there would be peace and prosperity. I believe Nigerian people will unite with the right set of people as its leaders. It’s time to change the narrative and get the country back on the track”, he noted.
Baba-Ahmed is the proprietor of Baze University in Abuja and one-time Senator representing Kaduna North in the National Assembly.
Source Labour Party
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