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Dati Baba-Ahmed has also revealed why he had accepted to be the running mate of Peter Obi who is the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 elections.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed had been announced as the LP vice-presidential candidate in Abuja on Friday.
Speaking when he was formally unveiled, Baba-Ahmed said he accepted to be Obi’s running mate because he “believes in Mr Obi’s capacity to make Nigeria live up to its billing”.
He added that he also trusts that Obi would not mismanage the nation’s wealth, adding that the outing of the Labour Party candidate as Anambra governor lends credence to that.
Recall that Dr. Doyin Okupe who was earlier announced as the LP vice-presidential candidate resigned on Thursday.
His name was also submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as a placeholder to beat the submission deadline in June.
The 46-year-old is the founder of Baze University, Abuja and Baba-Ahmed University Kano State.
Speaking at the event, Obi said Baba-Ahmed was eminently qualified to bring his private sector and academic achievements to bear in the drive to rescue Nigeria from the primitive politics of ethnicity.
Obi added that the party will anchor its manifesto in the coming days on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Doyin Okupe, Director General of Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, had later submitted a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, withdrawing from the position.
The Labour Party had submitted the name of Doyin Okupe as their Vice-presidential candidate on a temporary basis (Place holder) to beat the electoral umpire’s deadline.