Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the National Publicity Secretary of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has returned to mainstream politics.
In a post via his Facebook page on Thursday, the former Chief of Staff to the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, announced that he has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
Baba-Ahmed stated that he joined the party to work with the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to rescue Nigeria from the clutches of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The NEF spokesman added that he decided to join PRP with good intentions and to contribute his quota to the development and progress of the country.
The former Federal Permanent Secretary, however, urged other patriotic Nigerians to join him to rescue the North and Nigeria from bad governance.
Baba-Ahmed also asked Nigerians to dump the ruling APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the PRP.
Meanwhile, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George has berated his party chairman, Uche Secondus, for paying a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Recall that the PDP Chairman had on Thursday held a meeting with Obasanjo at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Secondus stated that he met with the elder statesman to discuss the situation of the country.
But George advised the embattled PDP chairman to stop disturbing old men and realise that he doesn’t have the support of the party members anymore.
According to the former head of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Secondus failed to manage appropriately the privilege given to him to preside over the PDP.
Olabode George said although elders are experienced and their words shouldn’t be ignored, Secondus bungled his chance to make things work despite overseeing the PDP for almost four years.