The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has opened up on his preferred choice for vice president, stating that he prefers a younger running mate for the forthcoming election.
This was disclosed by Peter Obi while featuring on Arise TV Morning Show on Wednesday.
Peter Obi, disclosed that he would prefer a younger running mate as a vice president because he is not interested in recycling old leaders, while adding that he wants a competent hand.
According to the former Anambra State governor, he wants a running mate who will be vibrant with a mind of his own to help birth new ideas during deliberations for nation building rather than agree with him on every matter.
Asked to clarify social media rumours that he had chosen Sen. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, a businessman and politician, as his vice-presidential candidate, Obi said he was yet to pick a running mate as consultations are still ongoing.
Obi said, “We are talking to quite a number of people and Baba-Ahmed is a capable hand and I wish he is the one. But I wish I could work with somebody who is younger.
“I prefer younger people with fresh ideas who have a lot to offer rather than recycling old hands. I want a competent person and I’m building a formidable team.
“I want people who can look me in the eye and disagree with me during cabinet meetings. People who have their own minds and ideas. If you agree with me in three meetings, then you are gone because that means you don’t have your own ideas. I want people and cabinet members who can say, ‘Mr. President, you are wrong.”