The Labour Party (LP) will on Friday (today) unveil its presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s running mate Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
This was revealed on Thursday by the party National Chairman, Barrister Julius Abure.
Baba-Ahmed, who is the Proprietor of Baze University, Abuja, and Baba-Ahmed University, Kano, was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until recently.
The unveiling of the vice presidential candidate was initially slated for Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Abure, however, said the ceremony was postponed because Obi, who travelled to Maiduguri and was expected back in Abuja on Thursday afternoon, had his flight cancelled.
Abure announced that the unveiling of Obi’s running mate is rescheduled for Friday, July 8, at the party’s headquarters, Abuja.
The Director General, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, had earlier on Thursday announced his withdrawal as the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Okupe, disclosed via his verified Twitter handle, noted that his party would announce the new running mate to Obi.
“This afternoon I submitted my withdrawal letter from the position of the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party to INEC. A replacement will be announced by d national chairman of d party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success 4 the LP,” Okupe tweeted.