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BREAKING: Ortom Backs Obasanjo, Says Peter Obi Best For Nigeria



Breaking: Ortom Backs Obasanjo, Says Peter Obi Is The Best

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has praised the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo for endorsing the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for president.


Newsonline reports that Governor Ortom said he is ‘strongly recommending Peter Obi to Nigerians’ at this critical time of the nation.


In a statement signed and issued by Terver Akase, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Ortom and made available to newsmen in Makurdi on Tuesday, Ortom said Peter Obi is the right candidate who has the character and capacity to tackle the challenges facing the country.


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Ortom who is one of the G-5 governors against the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said if he were not to be a PDP member, he would lead to campaign for Peter Obi’s presidency.


The statement read, “Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom commends former President, Olusegun Obasanjo over his endorsement of Peter Obi as the right candidate to win this year’s presidential election and provide the leadership that Nigerians desire.


“The Governor stated that if he were not a member of the People’s s Democratic Party he would have personally led Obi’s campaign across the country.


The Benue state governor begged Nigerians to take the chance presented by Peter Obi to make the country better. He said he is convinced that the former governor of Anambra State will bring justice, fairness and equity to all Nigerians.


“Governor Ortom strongly recommends Peter Obi to Nigerians as the man who has the capacity to effectively tackle the economic, security and other challenges facing the country.


“He (Ortom) is convinced that 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,” he said.


Ortom further added that for so many years, the country has been tottering on the verge of collapse as a result of heightened insecurity and economic hardship. He said Peter Obi is the president Nigeria needs to save the country.


“The Governor stresses that for some years, the country has been tottering on the verge of collapse, owing to leadership failure and its attendant consequences of poverty, heightened insecurity with banditry, kidnappings and other acts of terrorism threatening the very foundations of the nation.


“The President that Nigeria needs at this challenging time in the country’s history is one who understands the urgent need to unite the people and speedily initiate policies and actions to redirect the ship of the nation on the path of growth and development, and emphasizes that Peter Obi has all such qualities,” Ortom added.