A former Senator, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has expressed his intention to contest in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
Forty eight year-old ex-Datti Baba- Ahmed is a successful scholar and businessman said he is capable of unifying the country and bringing peace to all the regions.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Datti Baba-Ahmed Campaign Media committee in Abuja on Friday, Ibrahim Biu, Senator Baba-Ahmed as a young and vibrant Nigerian who has all the credentials to move Nigeria to the next level.
He added that Baba-Ahmed’s passion for educational advancement enabled him obtained additional educational qualifications at London Business School, Harvard Kennedy and Harvard business school respectively.
“He has a reputation of speaking fearlessly against corruption, bad governance and societal problems. His uncompromising stance against corruption remains an important ingredient needed for a leader that wants to steer the ship of the Nigerian state. This is a man that will favour building institutions over creating strong personalities.
“Senator Datti has also been a proponent of Security, Economy and Education (SEE) programme. His position is that, with the right investment in these critical sectors of the economy, Nigeria will be an inch away from the problems militating against the nation.
“The common yearning in the Nigerian political space is for a fresh face to lead, heralding a departure from the recycling of leaders that Nigeria has always had for decades.
“The youth who are the majority of Nigerian population, are in desperate need of a leader and a mentor that they can rally behind with their support having been disappointed so many times by the old stock.
“In an era of total distrust for leaders, Nigeria is in dire need of a young, energetic and competent leader with no baggage to run for President in 2019,” the statement reads.
In December 2017, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress, accused the party of intolerance and bias.