THE presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has today suspended campaigns for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The former Anambra State governor made this announcement during his courtesy visit to the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom on Wednesday in Abuja.
The decision of Peter Obi to suspend his campaign is as a result of the recent flood crisis that have caused a great loss to the affected states in Nigeria.
Obi also called on his counterparts in the presidential race: Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and all other presidential candidates to come together as one and sympathize with the victims of the flood crisis.
“As you can see today, flood is ravaging the entire country. And people are dying. People are being displaced. I personally stopped and told my people no more campaign, until we are able to visit some of the sites, at least sympathize with those going through problems,” Peter Obi said.
He also added: “I came to take permission and ask him (Ortom) that I want to visit some of the sites in Benue as I am going to do in one or two other states.
“I am also calling other presidential candidates to stop campaigning and see what we can do. If we can buy our forms for millions of naira, we should have some little thing to go now that people are suffering and say, at least show sympathy with them and then we can continue.”