The National Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has said that he will only support the Labour Party ticket if they are the best candidates in the 2023 presidential election.
Baba-Ahmed stated this while featuring on Channels Television programme, Politics Today.
The vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is Hakeem’s younger brother.
“I can only root for Obi and my younger brother Datti if they are the best candidates. You know I’m working on a project with Northern Elders Forum, which gives all the candidates a level playing ground,” the NEF spokesperson said.
He added that a lot of Nigerians might be disenfranchised because of insecurity; either because INEC can not deploy materials for the election or people can’t move around.
“There is a huge problem that must be tackled decisively. If you look at the South East, IPOB, unknown gunmen, whatever are targeting people and moving freely. People are being prevented from voting because some people are burning INEC facilities,” he added.