Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has suspended all campaign activities over the devastating floods currently ravaging communities in over 31 states in Nigeria.
Obi made the announcement on Wednesday, October 18, during a visit to condole with Governor Samuel Ortom over the flood experienced in parts of Benue state.
He urged other presidential candidates to put their campaigns on hold and visit some of the affected states.
“As you can see today, flood is ravaging the entire country and people are dying; people are being displaced,” Obi said.
“I personally told my people ‘No more campaign’ until we are able to visit some of the sites and sympathize with those going through floodings.
“I am also calling other presidential candidates to stop campaigns let’s see what we can do.” If we can buy our forms for millions of naira, we should have something to give to those suffering from this flooding, “he added.
In his remarks, Governor Ortom appreciated Obi for the gesture.
The governor said that he would have supported Obi’s presidential ambition but for his party affiliation.
“Let us be factual. Let us be frank with ourselves because we are toying with our future. A country of over 200 million people deserves a better leadership that is proactive, has foresight and vision to make things work for our country,” Ortom said.
“I am in PDP and I am working for PDP. But I tell you, if I was not in PDP, you will see me working for Peter Obi. But I am in PDP. “Let’s see how things work out,” the Benue state governor added.