The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has reiterated his call for the presidential candidates of the major political parties to rally behind the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.
He described Peter Obi as a noble man in all ramifications of life, tested and trusted, and has the needed integrity, character and capacity to fix the nation.
Governor Ortom’s lavish eulogies on Obi came when Mr Peter Obi paid him a courtesy call in Abuja. Ortom explained that Obi has clear credentials, qualifications and capacity to rescue the nation.
He lamented that Nigeria was surviving on life support and needs a true leader who can turn things around for the nation. Ortom said that if the people did not live above ethnic, tribal and partisan sentiments, they would not be able to vote in the true leader who is most qualified to lead the nation.
He said: “Even though I am a big stakeholder in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Obi considered it noble to visit and brief me of his political journey to contest for the presidency.”
“Nigeria is sick and surviving on oxygen. The country is on life support and everything is in disarray. Let us therefore put aside partisanship and join hands to salvage the country. I have said before and I am repeating this again, we must look at the 3 major candidates and see who has the capacity to deliver this country and make things work.
Let us be frank with ourselves because we are toying with the future of 200 million people.Nigeria deserves a better leadership that is proactive, foresighted and visionary and Obi is that man.”
Governor Ortom also commended the decision of the former Anambra State governor to engage Nigerians, especially major players in the country’s politics, irrespective of political leaning, on his desire to serve as the country’s next president.
The Labour Party Presidential candidate also spoke about the reason why he visited the governor saying that the visit was to show respect to his former political ally in the PDP.
Obi noted that though they were now in different political parties, their friendship as citizens of the country was most important.
In his response to the question that he did not have the needed structures to win elections, Obi reiterated that the millions of Nigerians who had been impoverished by bad leadership over an extended period “are my structures to win.”