Datti Baba-Ahmed close to tears over his father and family members being insulted (Video)
Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Datti Baba-Ahmed got quite emotional while speaking at a town hall meeting organized by Channels Television last night, over the insults political opponents have hurled at his family, particularly his late father.
Datti revealed that he would have been “a lot happier” if his critics had stopped at him alone. According to him, the insults have been hurled at him and his family members because he has done a lot to combat false narratives about him and the party’s standard bearer, Peter Obi.
“When I joined the ticket, I impeached certain lies against him and I saw they were heading towards that. Particularly my good friend on the APC side, on the same level.
“When people think they have money, they have power, and the sitting authority is theirs, there’s no limit. Someone has to tap them on the shoulder. I did it and I pointed a finger. You do it again – do one, I’ll do three. You know I’m capable of doing it.
“They’ve stopped. However, me and my family have been paying a huge price for my attempts to rescue Nigeria. They sent all sorts of people after me.
“But the thing that I was able to sort [out] with the [opposing] presidential and vice presidential candidate, I ended up suffering on a much lesser level.
“Thirty-five years ago, at least, our dad of blessed memory passed away. No one ever insulted him until I joined elections for presidency. This is not fair. It doesn’t happen anywhere in the world.
“You don’t insult people’s parents or their families. It’s a huge price for anyone to pay.”
Baba-Ahmed then fought back tears before momentarily excusing himself to step out of the hall, presumably to regain his composure.
He soon after returned to his seat to carry on with discussions of his and his principal’s plans.
Watch the video below…
Seeing datti in tears broke my heart and I can tell you for free datti is a strong man. Datti in tears is a representation of what so many of us face because we want to see this country work.
No one said it will be easy but some days are so vulnerable but we keep moving pic.twitter.com/z7MqjY2aMt
— Weyimi B. Lube 𓃵 (@_weyimi) January 8, 2023