From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The newly appointed Special Adviser on Political Affairs to Vice President Kashim Shettima, Hakeem Baba Ahmed, has said this is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country around.
Reacting to his appointment on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handles @baba_hakeem yesterday, Babe – Ahmed who is Director of Publicity, the Northern Elders Forum says he is honoured and humbled, therefore soliciting for prayers for himself and the country.
The appointment of Baba-Ahmed might likely raise eyebrows as he is the elder brother of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party presidential running mate of Peter Obi, an arch-rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This is the second person the presidency is poaching from the camp of Yusuf Datti after the appointment of Professor Tahir Mamman as the Minister of Education.
Professor Mamman, before his appointment, was the Vice Chancellor of the famous Baze University, Abuja, owned by Yusuf Datti.