Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has openly backed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, urging Nigerians to vote him to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Ortom, while commending Obi, the former Anambra State governor for visiting the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) camps in the State on Christmas day, said the LP presidential flagbearer is the best person that can help deliver Nigeria from its challenges.
Information Nigeria had reported that Peter Obi donated N3million to the IDPs on Sunday, stating that Nigerians should not be living like refugees in their country.
Ortom said the LP candidate has the capacity to bring justice, equity and fairness as he prayed that God blesses his presidential ambition.
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According to Ortom: “Several presidential candidates have come here, and none of them have chosen to visit those IDPs camps and look at their plight to see how they are doing and give them hope that when they win, they will bring them succour, help, and hope.
“For you to have chosen to visit the IDPs on a Christmas day that you should be celebrating with your family, for me as a Christian, I say God will bless you and your aspirations. My prayer is that God will bless your aspiration to be the president of this country.
“Because I have seen capacity, faith, and hope, and I have seen someone who can bring the required equity, justice, and fairness that I have been pursuing since I became governor in 2015. If I were not in PDP, I would have been following you all over the place to canvass and vote for you.
“But, because I’m in PDP, I’m telling Nigerians that this man can help deliver this country from its challenges.”