- Roots for Sen. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed
By Musa Baba Adamu
A pan-Igbo socio political pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has urged the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi to pick a vice presidential candidate who has no unresolved corruption allegations and a nationalist of unquestionable character.
The SERG, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Willy Ezugwu, equally urged the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party to strongly consider Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, a Nigerian economist and politician, as his running mate.
According to the group, “Nigeria is bigger than any individual and deserves the best of us at the helms of affairs at all levels, especially the office of the President of the Federal Republic.
“For this reason, we encourage Mr. Peter Obi to avoid individuals who have baggages of unresolved corruption allegations as a corrupt leader cannot fight corruption.
“War against corruption should and must begin from the selection of the right candidates for elective political offices.
“For this reason, Mr. Peter Obi must avoid picking a running mate among individuals who cannot explain how they became who they are financially”, the group stated.
On the choice of a running mate, the SERG maintained that it has full support for Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed to be considered as the running met to Mr Peter Obi.
“Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was a Senator and founder of Baze University Abuja and Baba-Ahmed University Kano.
“Baze University Hospital is rated as the biggest private hospital in Africa”, the statement concluded.