Washington, DC.- Saturday, July 9, 2022
A United States of America (USA)-based pressure group, the Nigerian – American Coalition for Justice and Democracy (NACJD), has said that the choice by Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, of Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed as his running mate, is an indication that the Labour Party is determined to rescue Nigeria.
In a statement by Prof. Eddie Oparaoji and Chijike K Ndukwu, the NACJD noted that “the very first decision of any presidential flag bearer – the choice of a running mate, points to his judgment, how that president will govern and the consequent impact of the potential government if elected.”
The group pointed out that with the choice of Dr. Ahmed, an economist, a relatively young Nigerian Muslim from northern Nigeria, an educationist, an entrepreneur and most importantly an anti-corruption crusader and a detribalized Nigerian, Mr. Peter Obi’s Presidency has shown clearly that it has the potential “to heal and prosper Nigeria and Nigerians.”
The Coalition noted that the fact that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) “are reeling from the shocking national acceptance of Mr. Peter Obi’s choice of Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed as running mate suggests that the Labour Party is determined to rescue Nigeria,” stressing that “since independence in 1960, no presidential ticket, in our opinion, has given Nigerians greater hope of building or rebuilding a greater nation, than the Peter Obi – Datti Ahmed Presidential ticket.
“The Peter Obi – Datti Ahmed ticket restores the North – South balance; the Christian – Muslim balance; with statesmen whose real names, ages, educational credentials, identities, political and personal pedigrees are verifiable.
“For the millions of Nigerians who troop to their churches and mosques every week asking for God’s favour upon Nigeria, here, in our candid opinion, is God’s response!”
The Washington DC Research and Good Governance advocacy non-profit organization, which lobbies the US Government, the Congress, and the policy-making community to influence US policies on Nigeria, therefore called on “all Nigerians to resist any attempt by mischievous politicians to deploy rigging and electoral violence to derail the current move by young people to make Nigeria a developed social welfare nation under the Rule of Law and Good Governance.”