Obi and Baba-Ahmed

The Labour Party, LP, is set to officially present Kaduna-born politician, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, as its vice-presidential candidate today, Friday.

Baba-Ahmed would be unveiled by the party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election, according to Peoples Gazette.

The report said the ceremony is billed to be held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, by 10:00 a.m.

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Doyin Okupe, who stood in as a placeholder vice presidential candidate, had hinted on the announcement Thursday afternoon while withdrawing the candidature.


Okupe, a campaign manager for Obi, had been filled in to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for the submission of a presidential running mate while Obi headhunted for a suitable candidate of northern extraction to run with.

Baba-Ahmed, a former senator, is the founder of Abuja-based Baze University, a privately-owned tertiary institution.