The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has said that he would have worked for the success of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, if it were not that he is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Ortom, who received Peter Obi at his private residence in Abuja, said: “the front runners of this 2023 presidential election are from PDP (my party), the APC and the Labour Party. Let us look at these three people and see who has the capacity to deliver and make things work for our country.
“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, that has foresight; that has vision to make things work for our country.
“I am in PDP, and I am working for PDP, and I tell you, If I were not in PDP, you would see me working for Peter Obi. But I am in PDP… let’s see how things work out.”
This was even as Peter Obi said that he called to commiserate with Ortom on the ravages of the floods in Benue State, which resulted in loss of lives, property and farmlands and massive displacement.