JUST IN: VP Shettima appoints brother of Peter Obi’s running mate as special adviser

Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has been appointed as the Special Adviser (Political) to Vice President Shettima.

Baba-Ahmed is the elder brother to Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election.

Dr Baba-Ahmed, a prominent figure in Nigerian politics and academia, took to X to share the news, stating that he views this opportunity as a chance to make a meaningful impact on the country.

He emphasized the importance of not remaining on the sidelines during challenging times and expressed his profound honour and humility at being entrusted with this role.

Dr Baba-Ahmed wrote: “It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP, @KShettim. This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honoured and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”

Dr. Baba-Ahmed’s extensive experience and expertise in Nigerian politics are expected to be valuable assets as he takes on this new role.

He is the immediate past spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum.