Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is a Nigerian economist and politician who served as Senator for Kaduna North from 2011 to 2012 and a member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Labour Party, he is the party’s vice presidential nominee in the 2023 presidential election running alongside Peter Obi. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Spouse, Education, Children, Date of birth, Previous offices, Political Career, etc.
Who is Yusuf Baba-Ahmed?
Yusuf was born on born 7 July 1969 into the prominent Baba-Ahmed family of Zaria, Baba-Ahmed graduated from the University of Maiduguri. After schooling, he worked in business and banking for several years before entering politics. Baba-Ahmed was elected as a House of Representatives member for Zaria in 2003.
Full name: Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed
Date of birth: 7 July 1969
Place of birth: Zaria, Kano
State of origin: Kano State
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Education: University of Maiduguri
Occupation: Economist and Politician
Spouse: Update soon
Net worth: $25 million
Political party: Labour Party
Previous offices: Senator for Kaduna North(2003-2007)
Awards: Update soon
Social media: [email protected]https://twitter.com/YDBaba_Ahmed
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was popular for his principled activism. During the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, he was among lawmakers who opposed letting Obasanjo run for a third term.
In May 2006 he said he would not run for reelection unless action was taken to investigate allegations that members had been bribed to support the constitutional changes needed for a third term presidency. In 2007 he took the Independent National Electoral Commission to court over the conduct of past elections.
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Baba-Ahmed contested and won the Kaduna North Senatorial elections in 2011 under Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which was then led by President Muhammadu Buhari; the election was challenged in court by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which lead to Ahmed’s controversial victory being upturned.
In 2018, he ran unsuccessfully for the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2022, he pulled out as a gubernatorial aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 2023 governorship elections in Kaduna State, citing his refusal to buy delegate votes as his reason. On 8 July 2022, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 Nigeria General election.
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