2023: Ortom formally asks Benue people to vote for Peter Obi, saying I’m working for him
The Labour Party’s Peter Obi has received the official endorsement of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom for the upcoming presidential election.
The 2023 election shouldn’t be based on party, according to Ortom, who stated that all of the political parties in the nation had failed Nigerians during a Town Hall meeting on Thursday in Makurdi, the state capital.
The governor, who received a standing ovation after declaring Obi as his candidate, stated that the upcoming election would be the only way for a new Nigeria to emerge that would provide equity, fairness, and justice to its citizens.
He declared, “We have reached a point where we must set aside sentiments and save Nigeria by looking at people who can lead with the fear of God and give the youths gainful employment.”We must create a new Nigeria in 2023, a Nigeria that offers the people equity, fairness, and justice.
“Political parties, including the Labour Party, have failed Nigerians. The PDP has failed Nigerians. The APC has failed Nigerians. The people who can actually deliver must therefore be considered as individuals.
“So, this is not a party issue; I am not a member of the Labour Party, but I work for Peter Obi. Peter Obi will see to it that we go to bed with closed eyes. The senseless murders that are occurring in our nation will end.
“I made the decision to back him. I appreciate that Peter Obi was selected by everyone. Peter Obi, one of the three presidential candidates, possesses the qualities necessary to lead Nigeria.
Soon after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was prohibited from suspending and exiling him by the State High Court, Governor Ortom made the audacious statement.