Westminster Economics graduate Alumnus Yusuf-Datti Baba-Ahmed has been announced as one of the few candidates running for Nigerian Presidency 2019.

Baba-Ahmed, who studied a PhD in Economics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Westminster, was elected to the Federal House of Representatives under the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) in 2003. He is known for speaking out against corruption and for his principled activism. In 2011, he founded and became Pro-Chancellor of Baze University, Abuja, which has now grown to become one of the most prestigious private universities in Nigeria.

Speaking to This Day about his aspirations to become Nigeria’s next president, he said: “Nothing less than the powers of that office would allow me to do those grand designs I have for Nigeria.

“I want to use quality education and training to build the economy that'll solve our security challenges. I dream of Nigeria where there is minimal or no terror, militants groups or forces sabotaging the economy of Nigeria. I dream of a Nigeria where communities find no need to attack one another”.

He added: “If I succeed, I’ll use all the value I gained from University of Westminster to promote good and eliminate bad in the whole of Africa”.

Baba-Ahmed is one of 24 candidates running for Presidential election, which will be held on 16 February 2019.

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