The Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has dispelled rumours that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi does not have the support of northerners.
Speaking during a Channels TV interview appearance on Sunday, Baba-Ahmed submitted that contrary to what political opponents want Nigerians to believe, the northerners have accepted Obi and are eager to meet him.
He added that the youths and women in particular are excited about the Labour Candidate’s plan for them and are fully in support of his ambition.
The LP running mate added that he has gone ahead of Obi to prepare the ground in the north and when the time is right, the presidential candidate himself will visit the states.
Baba-Ahmed however noted that Niger State is yet to be fully captured by the Labour Party and Obi but they are working on getting things in place.
In his words, “North-central except Niger State which we are now working on. Most of north-central is Labour.”
Speaking further, he said: “I have demolished all the roadblocks they set up in the north. It was mainly about the lies they told about the personality of Peter Obi.
“Now he is clean, clear, they embrace him in the north. We went to Kano, we went to Kaduna, we’ve been to Bauchi and ahead of him, I’ve been to 13 states just to prepare the ground.
“Youth in particular in the north are excited to meet Obi when the time comes.”