Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and a Kano-based economist and politician, Datti Baba-Ahmed, might have closed the deal to pair on Labour Party’s presidential ticket.
Baba-Ahmed and Obi, reportedly spent the better part of Tuesday night meeting with some northern elders and other crucial Nigerians on the possibility of their combination, with indications that the coast was almost clear for the duo.
THISDAY quoting inside sources said that discussion is likely to be concluded Wednesday morning, as Baba-Ahmed, a former governorship hopeful in Kaduna State, has already given Obi the green light, but waiting for the endorsement of certain northern elders.
Recall that to beat deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obi had 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.
But that understanding collapsed irretrievably, prompting the choice of Baba-Ahmed, which many see as suitable for the combination and in sync with current yearning by Nigerians