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We’re not crowd-renters – Peter Obi’s running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed

Presidential debate

Vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has said he and his principal, Peter Obi, are not crowd-renter

 Baba-Ahmed said thousands who attended the Obi-Datti rallies around the country were not rented ‘crowds.’ 

He stated this on Tuesday while featuring on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm programme.

He described the Obidients at the rallies as legitimate, self-funded and organic ‘crowds.’

He said, “I am not a crowd-renter, and I can tell you that Peter Obi is not a crowd-renter. Those are legitimate, bonafide, self-funded, organic crowds.”

However, BabapAhmed noted that it was okay for the “owners of structures” and “master politicians” to underestimate the Labour Party and the ‘Obidient’ Movement.

He said, “I want to be fully underestimated. I want Peter Obi to be fully underestimated by the so-called master politicians, the owners of resources, the owners and masters of structures. We are nothing; he is just a businessman (and) I am just an educationist. 

“They don’t know what they are saying,” he said when responding to critics and contenders who claim the Labour Party can’t get 25% of votes in 24 states across the Federation,” he said.

He said, “Awareness has been very high in the north. What happens is that northerners listen more to the politicians and the politicians seem to have more impact on the populace in the north and awareness is pretty high.

“Whoever thinks that the Labour Party or Obidient Movement or Peter Obi as an individual is not being welcomed in the north, they are making a huge mistake,” he added. 

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