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2023: Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Officially Unveiled As Peter Obi’s Running Mate   

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What started like a rumour has finally come to fulfilment with the official unveiling of Dr. Yusuf Dati Baba-Ahmed as the running mate of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi in the 2023 election.

Prime Business Africa had reported that Baba-Ahmed has accepted to be Obi’s running mate under LP and would be officially unveiled on Friday (today) when Obi would be present.

This was after Doyin Okupe who had been standing in, announced his withdrawal through his verified Twitter handle @doyinokupe, noting that the party would announce the new running mate to the presidential candidate.

The unveiling took place on Friday morning in Abuja in the midst of party members and supporters.

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Baba-Ahmed is the proprietor of Baze University in Abuja. He is a one-time Senator representing Kaduna North, in the National Assembly from 2011 to 2012 under the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) and represented Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007.

Baba-Ahmed, an economist, is popular for his campaign against corruption.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Obi said Baba-Ahmed is eminently qualified and would bring his experience both as a private sector player and an academic to bear in the quest for healing the country of the wounds inflicted by primitive politics of ethnicity.

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Obi also hinted on releasing their manifesto soon which will be acnhored on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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