Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), on Friday met with Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi’s meeting with Baba-Ahmed comes a few days after he visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Baba-Ahmed is a retired federal permanent secretary, and a top member of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP).
“I spent valuable time with Mr Peter Obi this morning.I wish those who see him as an ethnic candidate can get to know him better.I also wish those who try to sell him will tone down his ethnic identity.I hope the nation will see the candidates up close, we could see a revolution,” Baba Ahmed wrote on his known Twitter handle on Friday evening.
Meanwhile, the former Anambra State governor; and Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Kano State governor and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), are yet to agree on a presidential candidate and running mate.
While it is no longer possible for political parties to merge, in line with Section 81 (2) of the Electoral Act, both presidential candidates are working on a joint ticket with the hope of defeating the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and others in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.