News Updated: July 06, 2022

2023: Why I Prefer A Younger Running Mate — Peter Obi

By Sydney Elike
July 06, 2022

Peter Obi has revealed why he prefers a younger person as his running mate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The Labour Party presidential flag bearer made the disclosure while making an appearance on Arise TV on Wednesday.

Obi stated that he prefers someone younger who has something to offer to complement his presidential ambition rather than old hands who have been in government being recycled.

Responding to the rumours on social media that he had chosen the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of Northern Elders Forum, Dr Baba-Ahmed, as his vice-presidential candidate, the former Anambra State Governor said that consultations are ongoing and he is yet to pick a running mate.

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