Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has been selected as the running mate of Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
This followed the formal withdrawal of Doyin Okupe, whose name had been submitted to hold the place pending the selection of a suitable running mate.
Baba-Ahmed, an anti-corruption activist, founder and Pro-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja, represented Kaduna North in the Senate of the Federal Republic between 2011 and 2012.
He was also a member of the House of Representatives for the Zaria federal constituency from 2003 to 2007.
Also the founder of Baba Ahmed University in Kano, Baba-Ahmed holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maiduguri in Borno state.
Baba-Ahmed hails from Kano, in the northwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria.