The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has the capacity to make things work.
Ortom said this when he received the former governor of Anambra State in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Wednesday.
“If Nigeria needs to make a choice, you are one of the finest candidates that we have in this country. In terms of education, in terms of character, in terms of performance, in terms of reaching out, in terms of being a pan-Nigerian, in terms of industrialisation, passion to ensure that our country is liberated from where we are; out of insecurity to security, and out of economic woes to economic vibrancy and out of lack to adequate social life, you have the capacity to make things work,” Ortom said.
Ortom’s position about Obi weeks ago
Ortom had said a similar thing when Obi vicited him last month at the Benue Government House in Makurdi.
He had said, “Let us be factual. Let us be frank with ourselves because we are toying with our future. A country of over 200 million people deserves a better leadership that is proactive, has foresight and vision to make things work for our country,” he said.
“I look forward that these three candidates of the various political parties will meet and say ‘look, let this man go’.
“I am in PDP and I am working for PDP. But I tell you, if I was not in PDP, you will see me working for Peter Obi. But I am in PDP. Let’s see how things work out.”
Obi visits Benue flood victims
The recent visit to the state by Obi was to commiserate with victims of flood who had become internally displaced in the state.
Thanking Ortom for the warm welcome, Obi tweeted, “My most sincere thanks to my dear friend and brother H.E @GovSamuelOrtom, for his graciousness, warm hospitality and friendship. Visiting Benue is always a pleasure. -PO.”