Finally, Ortom endorses Peter Obi, tells Benue voters to vote LP candidate

Sharing is caring!

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has finally endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi for the February 25 presidential election.

Ortom endorsed Obi in the LP town hall meeting held in Makurdi on Thursday.

The Benue State governor urged voters in the state to go out en masse and vote the former Anambra State governor.

“I want you to go all out and vote Obi,” Ortom told the crowd who all shouted “Obi Obi” with him after which he joined them.

Ortom is part of the G5 governors who are at loggerheads with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and have refused to support the campaign of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Ortom, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia)and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have insistently called for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.

According to them, the North cannot produce the party’s presidential candidate and the national chairman.

While some of the G5 governors, including Wike and Makinde are believed to be supporting All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Ortom is the first to back Obi.  

Related Articles

Back to top button