Home » NEWS » Meet Baba-Ahmed, Peter Obi’s Running Mate – Here Are 10 Things To Know About Him
This came shortly after the running mate “place holder”, Doyin Okupe, withdrew from the race.
1 – Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was born to the Baba-Ahmed family in Zaria, Kaduna State, in 1975/1976
2 – He is among the thirty-three children of his father, Baba Ahmed, who was an Arab cattle-trader from modern day Mauritania, who later became a notable professor and expert on Islamic jurisprudence.
3 – Baba-Ahmed has a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.
4 – He worked in the security Printing and Minting, Lagos before entering into politics.
5 – Baba-Ahmed was elected as House of Representatives member for Zaria Federal Constituency on the platform of All Nigeria People’s Party in 2003.
6 – While in the position, he became known for speaking out against corruption and the Third Term Agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
7 – In 2006, while a Federal representative, he earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy when he completed his PhD studies at the University of Westminster.
8 – Baba-Ahmed was founder and Pro-Chancellor of Baze University, an independent university located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. which opened in April 2011.
9 – In the April 2011 elections, Baba-Ahmed polled 366,398 votes in the contest for Senator and won the senator seat for Kaduna North from 2011 to 2012.
10 – Baba-Ahmed was officially unveiled as the running mate of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the 2023 general election on Friday, July 8, 2022.
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