Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State, has backed Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, in receiving Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement.
Goldennewsng reports that Obasanjo had stated that the LP candidate has an advantage over the other candidates in his New Year’s message to Nigerians.
Ortom said on Tuesday that he would have personally led Obi’s nationwide campaign if he were not a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Obi “possesses the qualities of a leader who will be a true president of this country by guaranteeing justice, equity, and fairness for all Nigerians,” according to the governor.
The Benue lead representative noticed that Obi will give the authority that Nigerians want.
“Lead representative Ortom firmly prescribes Peter Obi to Nigerians as the one who has the ability to really handle the monetary, security and different difficulties confronting the country,” he said in a proclamation endorsed by Terver Akase, his representative.
“The Lead representative burdens that for certain years, the nation has been reeling nearly breakdown, inferable from authority disappointment and its specialist results of neediness, elevated instability with banditry, kidnappings and different demonstrations of psychological warfare undermining the actual groundworks of the country.
“He emphasizes that Peter Obi possesses all of these qualities and says that Nigeria needs a president who understands the urgent need to unite the people and swiftly initiate policies and actions to redirect the ship of the nation on the path of growth and development at this challenging time in the country’s history.
“Governor Ortom congratulates Chief Obasanjo for once more demonstrating objectivity, truth, and patriotism as a statesman whose views on national issues must be taken seriously,” reads the statement.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) described Obasanjo’s endorsement of Obi as “worthless,” while the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stated that Obasanjo’s stance does not reflect the opinion of Nigerians.
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