Dr Peter Obi, Labour Party, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has unveiled his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed was announced as the LP vice-presidential candidate in Abuja on Friday.
The 46-year-old is the founder of Baze University, Abuja and Baba-Ahmed University Kano State.
Baba-Ahmed’s unveiling comes barely 24 hours after the Director-General, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, announced his withdrawal as vice presidential candidate of the party.
Speaking at the event, Obi, who apologised for the postponement of the event from Thursday to Friday, said the unveiling signals the party and his resolve in the journey to “take back Nigeria.”
He 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).
He said, “Being here today after weeks and months that we have gone round, consulted and searched around and looked for somebody who fits the bill of what we are trying to do. Today, I am proud to say I have been able to meet and secure somebody who is eminently qualified and fits the bill to be the Vice President of Nigeria.
“I know people will say you are not there yet; but I can tell you, I know where we are going to.”
Obi added, “This is our right to secure, unite and make Nigeria productive. And you can do that without having people who have similar visions, ideas and are prepared for the task. So, I have the honour today to present to you, God willing, Nigeria’s next Vice President in the person of Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.