Jan 31, 2023

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2023: Reasons Peter Obi’s running mate Yusuf Baba-Ahmed can’t be underrated – Legit.ng

The name Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed may not occur to a political novice, but those familiar with the intrigues in Nigeria’s corridors of power and other history students are new to Obi. The featured running mate is not Newcomer to politics.

To explore Baba-Ahmed’s political worth, here is a compilation of his biography, which highlights his strengths in addition to striking a perfect political balance Obi’s presidency claim of being a Norse and a Muslim.

Baba-Ahmed, a technocrat, also shares with Peter Obi the same view of governance, in which decision-makers are chosen in the office basis of their technique.

While selling technocracy to the masses in the north of the country might be difficult for Baba-Ahmed due to the high illiteracy rate in the region – one can see the opportunities that arise there rin for Obi/BabaAhmed in abundance as they set out a clear campaign to share their ideas with people who are frustrated with the ruling government and tired of living in extreme poverty.

Sterling Academic Achievement:

Baba-Ahmed was born into the Baba-Ahmed family in Zaria, Kaduna State in the mid-1970s.

He is an experienced economist and politician who earned his BSc and MSc in Economics from Maiduguri University in Borno State.

In 2006 he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree while pursuing his PhD at the University of Westminster.

Baba-Ahmed was the founder and pro-chancellor of Baze University, a private university in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, which opened in April 2011.


Be before he ventured into politics after working for Security Printing and Minting, Lagos.

Baba-Ahmed was elected president in April 2003 of the federal representation ves for the federal constituency of Zaria in Kaduna State under the platform of the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).

Baba-Ahmed was known for his principled activism. During the tenure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, he was among lawmakers who opposed Obasanjo’s third term.

In May 2006, he said he would not run for re-election , was tasked with investigating allegations that members had been bribed to support constitutional changes needed for a third presidential term.

In 2007, he launched the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in court over the conduct of past elections. He was popular in the political arena for his anti-corruption campaign.

In addition, Baba-Ahmed received 366,398 votes in the April 2011 elections for Senator for Kaduna North.

Source: Legit.ng