Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, has confidently asserted that his party can defeat both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in any election.

During an appearance on Arise TV on Friday, Datti expressed his strong belief in the capabilities of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi. He emphasized that he is not intimidated by the ruling APC or any future electoral challenges.

“APC and PDP did not have 60 percent of the Labour Party’s votes in the FCT that they are ruling,” Datti stated. “I’m never scared because if we are in a democracy, it’s the people’s power that we will use. And we’re using it. Not the armoured tanks of the Nigerian Army that belong to the Nigerian people, and not the barrels of the gun or the teargas that the Nigerian people are afraid of. Any day, if there’s an election again, if they come out, we will defeat them. It’s left for them to go and twist the constitution again, change the meaning of English, and declare by 4 a.m.”


Datti also reiterated his stance that the Labour Party won the 2023 general elections. “We hold our heads high. Where are the campaign promises of the APC, or the ongoing government? What have they achieved?” he questioned. “The iRev was switched off. They returned the results manually. And then the Constitution was twisted, and the meaning of the English language was changed.”

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He firmly stated, “We won the 2023 election. I will never stop saying it. Now the Labour Party, as of today, is in a better state than the CPC was in 2013/2014 leading up to the 2015 election. Far better than it was.”

Datti further criticized the current government’s performance, highlighting issues such as worsening insecurity, a declining economy, and increased corruption. He suggested that there might be a grand scheme to divide Nigeria into six autonomous zones, pointing out the government’s continuous failures as evidence.

“Continue to look at the failures. The worsening insecurity, declining economy, and aggravated corruption that is now going on. Add that to when Nigerians will now wake up to the realization that beyond 2027, there’s probably a grand scheme to dismember Nigeria into six autonomous zones. Because there’s no way to explain the failure, and because the only way is to carry those failures and run away,” he concluded.