LP Vice-Presidential Candidate, Yusuf Datti Weeps On National TV

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

Decries Insults hurled by political opponents

The Labour Party vice-presidential candidate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed broke down in tears on television while lamenting insults hurled at his family by political opponents.

According to Sahara Reporters, the former Kaduna lawmaker during the People’s Townhall, a live programme on Channels Television on Sunday, mentioned he has done nothing to earn the false narratives against him and his principal, Peter Obi.

He said, “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 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.”

He added that the situation would have been better if his critics only targeted him and did not extend their remarks to his father and heritage.

“Thirty-five 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,” Baba-Ahmed said, evidently fighting back tears before momentarily excusing himself to step out of the hall.

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