Vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has revealed what he would have done if he found out that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is a supporter of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities.
Baba-Ahmed said he wouldn’t be running mate to the former Anambra State governor if Obi was an IPOB supporter.
The founder of Baze University, Abuja, stated this while featuring on Trust TV’s Daily Politics on Monday.
“I sharply disagree that Peter Obi is in support of IPOB because I wouldn’t be with him today (if he is),” he said.
Baba-Ahmed added, “It’s the same kind of interview they did for me when I said I want to be addressed for the 2023 election as a Nigerian.
There is nothing that people cannot say. Just this morning, I had to do a press conference to the multiplicity of fake news all around … those allegations are yet unsubstantiated.”
He disclosed that he did all the investigations he could and nothing linked Obi to IPOB before he agreed to be his running mate.
He said, “For example, they said Northerners were treated unfairly by being made to wear ID cards, before I decided to join Peter Obi’s ticket. Within weeks I did all the investigations I could. Mobile phones were already carrying cameras, I asked for and even offered some compensation ‘can I see just one picture of anybody who stood and said that while Peter Obi was governor in Anambra State, he made me to wear this?’ and there was none.
“And I should sit down and believe reckless people who just talk anyhow because you’ve come out in politics when I know the kind of politics that we play.”