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Obi’s running mate, Baba-Ahmed, decries attack on family

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The Labour Party’s vice- presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, on Sunday, voiced his displeasure at the negative remarks made by political opponents about his late father and other members of the family.

Baba-Ahmed, who spoke at a town hall meeting organized by Channels Television in Abuja, said he had done a lot to challenge false narratives about him and the party’s standard bearer, Peter Obi.

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“When I joined the ticket, I impeached certain lies against him and I saw they were heading towards that. Particularly, my good friend on the Nigeria-peter-obi-declares-at-labour-partys-rally/”>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.

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“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.”

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The LP vice-presidential candidate added that he would have been a lot happier if his critics had stopped at him alone.

“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.

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“35 years ago, at least, our dad of blessed memory passed away. No one ever insulted him until I joined 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,” he added.

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