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I prefer younger running mate, says Peter Obi

The presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he prefers to have a younger running mate.

He also clarified social media reports that he had picked Director of Publicity and Advocacy of Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Baba-Ahmed, as his running mate.

Obi spoke on Wednesday when he apprared on Arise TV Morning Show.

He said, “We’re talking to a quite number of people and Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is a capable hand. But I wish I can work with somebody who is more younger.

“I prefer younger people who have a lot to offer rather than recycling old hands. I want a competent person and I am building a formidable team.

“I want people who can look me in the eye and disagree with me during cabinet meetings. People who have their own minds and ideas.”

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