The spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Wednesday said “the biggest challenge” Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed and his principal, Peter Obi, face is “keeping the fire they lit burning – irrespective of the outcome of the litigations”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Baba-Ahmed’s remark comes against the backdrop of Datti, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, asking Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), not to participate in the swearing-in of Bola Tinubu as president over what he described as a “violation” of the constitution.
But writing in his weekly column, the NEF spokesman said following the statement last week by his brother on a national television, he spoke with and advised him to “avoid speaking in anger”.
“I was happy that the Datti that went into the fray and did justice to his responsibilities, is the same Datti I was engaging with: patriotic, law-abiding and passionate about the right thing being done.
“I reminded him that our father warned us to avoid speaking in anger. I reminded him about the biggest challenge he and Obi face: keeping the fire they lit burning, irrespective of the outcome of the litigations.
“Democracy is not a short walk, and you are not on a journey at all if you abandon it at the first bump on the way,” Dr. Hakeem wrote.
NO AMOUNT OF CONSPIRACY WITH EVIL MACHINATIONS BY DIABOLICAL AGENTS OF Satan CAN STOP THE CURRENT MARCH TO DEMOCRACY.