‘No more fence-sitting or criticisms,’ Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, brother of Obi’s running mate accepts VP Shettima’s job offer

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The spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Hakeem Baba-Ahmed has been appointed as the special adviser on political issues to Vice-President Kashim Shettima.Baba-Ahmed is the elder brother of Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi in the February 25 election.

Baba-Ahmed, who disclosed his new appointment in a post on his X handle on Monday, said he is honoured to be given the chance to help contribute to building the country.

“It is time to make it public that I have accepted the call to serve as Special Adviser (Political) to the VP,” Hakeem said.

“This is not the time for fence-sitting or criticism when you can be useful in turning the country round. I am honored and humbled. Please pray for me & Nigeria.”

Baba-Ahmed was a former chief of staff to Bukola Saraki, former senate president from 2017 – 2019.