Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has endorsed the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
Governor Ortom, who was a guest at a town hall meeting for stakeholders across the 276 councils wards of the state, organized by the Inter – Party Advisory Council, (IPAC), in support of Obi – Datti presidential ambition, said time has come to look beyond party lines for those with capacity to deliver.
“We have come to a time where we must live out sentiments and save Nigeria by looking at individuals who can lead with the fear of God and provide gainful employment for the Youth.
“We must, in this 2023, fashion a new Nigeria, Nigeria that will give the people equity, fairness, and justice.
“The PDP has failed Nigerians, APC has failed Nigerian, political parties have failed Nigerians, even Labour Party has failed Nigerians. So we must look at individuals, those people who can deliver.
“So, this is not about party, I’m not in Labour Party but I’m working for Peter Obi. Peter Obi will make sure that we sleep with our two eyes closed. These unnecessary killings that are going on in our country will stop.
“I have chosen to support him. I appreciate you all for choosing Peter Obi. Of the three presidential candidates, Peter Obi has the character, competence to lead Nigeria.”
Ortom who noted that Mr Obi has credentials, character, competence, educational backgrounds and the mettle to rescue and revamp the socioeconomic fortunes of the country, said he has confidence in him to unite the country.
He urged the people to shun all partisan sentiment and
vote Peter Obi who according to him surpasses all other candidates saying he will do the right things for the country.
When Governor Ortom openly declared his support for Peter Obi, the hall went up in roar with people cheering and hailing him. It took sometime before the MC could calm the crowd.
In a three minutes live stream speech to the stakeholders, the Labour Party candidate, thanked the Benue people, particularly, Governor Ortom, for queuing behind him and assured that the effort of the people would not be in vain.
saying he will ensure that Benue do not remain the same once he assume office after the election.
Obi who was billed to attend the meeting but couldn’t due to bad weather, promised that he will do everything humanly possible to visit Benue before the elections.