Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has stated that if he were not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he would rather work for the victory of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
On Wednesday, when Ortom hosted Obi at his private residence in Abuja, he made this statement.
He stated, “I’m in PDP and I am working for PDP but I tell you if I were not in PDP, you will see me working for Peter Obi but I am in PDP. Let’s see how things work out but the truth is that the Bible says a man can receive nothing except it is given to him.”
Ortom suggests that Obi may not have the means, but if God wills it, nothing can stop it.
He identified Obi, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Abubakar Atiku of the People’s Democratic Party as the three leading presidential candidates for the 2023 election.
Ortom asked Nigerians to vote without bias for the best candidate.
He also asked Obi, Atiku, and Tinubu to meet and reach an agreement on one of the candidates.
Recall that the governor of Benue state and other PDP leaders, including Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and three other governors, have demanded that PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu be replaced by a southerner.
Wike and members of his camp have boycotted Atiku’s rallies, casting doubt on whether the governors will back Atiku in the presidential election of February 2023.