2023: PDP Governor Snubs Atiku, Says Peter Obi Has Capacity To Make Things Work

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has rated Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, as a man who has the capacity to deliver.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor said this when Obi visited flood victims in the state.

Ortom’s comment comes days after his Oyo counterpart, Seyi Makinde, endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 Presidential election.

Ortom and Makinde are among the five PDP governors who are calling for the resignation of Senator Iyioricha Ayu as National Chairman of the PDP.

They had pulled out of the campaign team of Atiku Abubakar, PDP Presidential Candidate, saying peace would only reign if Ayu stepped down.

But in an interview with VOA Hausa, Atiku ruled out the resignation of Ayu, saying the party had moved on from the crisis.

While speaking in Makurdi, Benue capital, Ortom described Labour Party Presidential candidate as the finest option for the country.

“If Nigeria needs to make a choice, Obi is 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, and 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 (Obi) have the capacity to make things work.

“And Peter Obi from your antecedents, you have the capacity. If I were God, I would have said everything but I am not God.”

Ortom said once God decides on who to be Nigeria’s next President, nobody or structure can stop such person.

Specifically, Ortom advised all the frontline presidential candidates to come together and agree on a candidate.

“If I were not in PDP, Peter Obi would have been my candidate but I am in PDP, that is my handicap but my prayers are with you,” he told Obi.

Earlier, Obi said the deal he has with some aggrieved PDP governors including Ortom of is to achieve a better Nigeria.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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