Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has expressed his intention to contest in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
The 48 year-old ex-lawmaker disclosed this at his residence in Abuja, according to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Datti Baba-Ahmed Campaign Media committee in Abuja on Friday, Ibrahim Biu.
The statement reads: “Senator 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).
“In the April 2011 elections, Baba-Ahmed polled 366,398 votes in the contest to represent Kaduna North Senatorial district, beating his closest rival, Senator Ahmed Makarfi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the incumbent, who polled 365,043 votes.
“Datti Baba-Ahmed studied Economics at the prestigious University of Westminster, United Kingdom and at a time when the nation’s economy is on its knees, he comes highly recommended.
“At the age of 41, he had worked for the Security Printing and Minting company in Lagos, obtained two different Masters degrees and a PhD, served as elected Hon. Representative, Distinguished Senator, and established one of the top ranking private university with two other companies which employ over 600 people drawn from every state in the country.”