Barring any last-minute changes, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi may announce Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed as his pair on Labour’s presidential ticket.
Insiders disclosed that the duo spent the better part of Tuesday night meeting with some northern elders and other crucial Nigerians on the viability of their combination.
Baba Ahmed, a former governorship hopeful in Kaduna State, has reportedly given Obi the green light but waiting for the endorsement and approval of certain northern elders.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is a 46 year old Academician, Businessman, and Nigerian politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007, and was elected Senator for Kaduna North, in Kaduna State, Nigeria in April 2011 running on the Congress for Progressive Change ticket.
To beat deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obi had earlier submitted the name of a former presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, as a place holder, pending the determination of a suitable partner.
The former Anambra State governor, has since been consulting on the options before him, including playing with the possibility of an alliance with the New Nigeria People’s Party, whose presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, would rather Obi were his running mate.