2019: Former Senator Joins Presidential Race
Kaduna State born politician, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed has joined the 2019 presidential race.
He will be contesting for the presidency under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Baba-Ahmed was elected as senator on the platform of the Congress For Progressive Change (CPC), in 2011 when he defeated two-time Kaduna governor, Ahmed Makarfi.
He was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) until December 2017 when it dumped the party to join the PDP.
He said he decided to join the PDP because President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is incompetent and corrupt.
The former lawmaker also said the APC administration lacks principle and vision.
He also claims the APC came to power without any concrete plan for Nigeria.
Datti Baba Ahmed’s (DBA) political journey started when he was first elected in April 2003 to the Federal House of Representatives for the Zaria Federal Constituency, Kaduna State. He ran on the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).
He joins the likes of Gov Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido who have indicated interest in flying the PDP flag in the 2019 presidential election.