Peter Obi suspends campaigns, to visit flood victims

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Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi has suspended campaigns over the ravaging flood which has killed over 600 people and displaced 1.4 million others.

Obi announced the suspension of campaigns on Wednesday during a visit to the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom.

He said that he will use the period of the suspension to visit victims of the flooding in different states to empathize with them.

The former Anambra State Governor also called on other presidential candidates to suspend campaigns and visit victims of the flood to support them emotionally.

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has said he would have worked for the success of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, if he were not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“I’m in PDP and I am working for PDP but I tell you if I were not in PDP, you will see me working for Peter Obi but I am in PDP. Let’s see how things work out but the truth is that the Bible says a man can receive nothing except it is given to him,” Ortom said on Wednesday when he hosted the former Anambra State governor at his private residence in Abuja.

Ortom said Obi may not have the wherewithal but if God decides no one can stop it.

He identified Obi, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar of the PDP as the three frontline candidates and urged Nigerians to elect the best among them without any sentiments.

Ortom also urged Obi, Atiku, and Tinubu to meet and agree on one of them.