Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed confidence in the Presidential bid of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi saying he fit to address challenges confronting Nigeria if elected.
Governor Ortom spoke today at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi when Mr. Obi visited the Governor on his way to celebrate Christmas with one of the IDP camps in the state.
He stated that among all the Presidential Candidates that have so far visited the state to canvass for votes, the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate was the only one that has identified with the IDPs.
The Governor said, “I want to commend you and thank you very much for finding time to be here, first of it’s kind. That is why you are a unique Presidential candidate. Others have chosen to neglect these IDPs that are in those camps”.
According to Governor Ortom, “several presidential candidates have come but non of them has chosen to visit those camps and look at their plight and see how they are doing and at least given them hope that when they win they will bring succour, help and hope to the people”.
The Governor challenged other presidential candidates to emulate Mr Obi’s humane and examplary leadership Qualities by reaching out to the IDPs, stressing that that there were eight official and ten unofficial Camps for the for over two million IDPs in the state.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi stated that he was in Benue to celebrate the yuletide with the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and stressed that if given the mandate he would work hard to address all the issues that have made them to be displaced.
The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi later proceeded to Abagena IDPs Camp, Makurdi where he celebrated the 2022 Christmas and also sympathized with the over 2.5million IDPs in Benue.
He assured the IDPs of security in the country if elected as President come 2023 and also donated Three Million Naira (3,000,000) as a package to celebrate with the IDPs.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Dr. Emmanuel Shior who received the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi at the Abegena IDP’s Camp appreciated him for the visit.
Dr. Shior said Peter Obi is the only Presidential candidate that has visited the Benue IDPs to celebrate with them and share the pains they are passing through and appreciated his kind gesture.