Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, as the most qualified person to win the upcoming election and provide Nigerians the leadership they so desperately desire.
He insisted that he would have personally led Obi’s campaign across the nation if he weren’t a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Terver Akase, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, disclosed Ortom’s comment in a statement released on Tuesday in Makurdi.
According to the Benue State governor, Obi has the capacity to effectively tackle the economic, security, and other challenges facing the country.
The statement read, “The Governor 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.
“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.
“He says 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.
“Governor Ortom lauds Chief Obasanjo for once again demonstrating objectivity, truth and patriotism as a statesman whose views on national issues must be taken seriously.”