Obi Is Capable, Can Be Trusted To Change Nigeria For Good – Ortom

Obi Is Capable, Can Be Trusted To Change Nigeria For Good – Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, described the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, as the most capable and trustworthy Presidential candidate to change Nigeria for good.

He therefore called on the presidential candidates of the major political parties to rally behind the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.

The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and Governor of Benue State made this call when Obi visited him to commiserate with him over the fatal flooding in the state and most  parts of Nigeria.

Ortom said: “Nigeria is sick and surviving on oxygen. The country is on life support and everything is in disarray. Let us therefore put aside partisanship and join hands to salvage the country.

“I have said before and I am repeating this again, ‘we must look at the 3 (three) major candidates and see who has the capacity to deliver this country and make things work.’ Let us be frank with ourselves because we are toying with the future of 200 million people.

“Nigeria deserves a better leadership that is proactive, foresighted and visionary. I look forward and hope that the candidates of the 3 major political parties will meet and allow this man (Peter Obi) to lead this country now. I am in PDP, and working for PDP. But I must confess that if I was not in PDP, I would have been working for Peter Obi.

“My brother, Peter Obi, has always been a noble man in all aspects of life. He is a man full of integrity, truthful and reliable. He may not be a perfect man, because nobody is, that is why life is complimentary.

“But he has proven himself to be a man that can be trusted, that has the capacity, the knowledge, the ability and the fear of God that will enable him to head this country,” Ortom said.

Reacting, Peter Obi revealed that he suspended his Presidential campaign to sympathize with victims of flooding.

He called on all the other Presidential candidates  to do the same.

The Labour  Party Candidate said: “I personally stopped and told my people to suspend the campaigns for the meantime until we are able to visit some of our people badly affected by the floods. If we, as presidential candidates, were able to spend several millions of naira purchasing our nomination forms, then we should have something left to show concern to those whose lives have been badly altered by the floods.


On what he would do as  Nigerian President, Obi said: “If I am elected as the President of this great country, I will not sacrifice the peace, unity and development of this nation, just to make a few people happy. I am not promising a few people happiness, but I am promising to fix the nation for the greater good of all. I can assure people that I will be in charge, and we will change this country. You will see people being pulled out of poverty. We did it in Anambra State, and will do it again at the federal level,” Obi said.