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General News of Monday, 9 January 2023


Datti Baba weeps over insults hurled at him since he emerged as Peter Obi's running mate

Datti Baba-Ahmed, vice presidential candidate of Labour Party Datti Baba-Ahmed, vice presidential candidate of Labour Party

Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of Labour party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was close to tears while revealing the insults being hurled at him and his family after joining the 2023 Presidential race.

Emotional Datti Baba expressed his displeasure at the opposition parties while speaking at the Channels Television Townhall meeting on Sunday, January 8.

According to him, he and his family have been paying a huge price for his attempt to rescue Nigeria.

He accused the opposition parties of sending all sorts of people to attack him, even his late father was not spared.

His words;

“When I joined the ticket, I impeached certain lies against Obi and I saw they were heading towards that. Particularly my good friend on the APC side, on the same level.

When people think they have money, they have power, and the sitting authority is theirs, there’s no limit. Someone has to tap them on the shoulder. I did it and I pointed a finger. You do it again – do one, I’ll do three. You know I’m capable of doing it.

They’ve stopped. However, me and my family have been paying a huge price for my attempts to rescue Nigeria. They sent all sorts of people after me.

But the thing that I was able to sort [out] with the [opposing] presidential and vice presidential candidate, I ended up suffering on a much lesser level.

Thirty-five years ago, at least, our dad of blessed memory passed away. No one ever insulted him until I joined the elections for presidency. This is not fair. It doesn’t happen anywhere in the world.

You don’t insult people’s parents or their families. It’s a huge price for anyone to pay” Baba-Ahmed said while fighting back tears

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