I prefer a younger, competent vice presidential running mate – Peter Obi

I prefer a younger, competent vice presidential running mate – Peter Obi.

At an interview on Arise TV Morning Show on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, he Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP), Peter Obi, has said that he is considering a number of candidates to pick as running mate, but he prefers a younger person.


The former Anambra state governor, made his stand clear, that he’d prefer a younger competent running mate that has something to offer, instead of recycling old politicians.

On the speculation that he has decided to choose Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as his vice-presidential candidate, Obi noted that consultations are still ongoing.

He said; “We’re talking to a quite number of people and Baba-Ahmed is a capable hand. But I wish I can work with somebody who is more 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.”

When asked about his manifesto, the presidential hopeful said rather than a manifesto, he had practiced all that he is preaching and Nigerians can verify through his records as governor.

“How can I hire professors to write or draft policy documents for me that I don’t even believe in?

“I have replicated all that I am promising Nigerians before. It would be the same thing. What I did in Anambra and what I achieved is what we will replicate on a larger scale. We want Nigeria to become the engine of production”.


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