The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi met Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State behind closed doors in the Governor’s private residence in Abuja on Wednesday.
The meeting came less than 24 hours after the Governor returned from his two weeks working leave and trip to the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Ortom said Nigerians need people with “commitment and competence” that would fix the leadership crisis in the country.
He noted that Obi is among the qualified Nigerians that the people looked forward to help take the country out of the woods.
“Governor Ortom commended the decision of the former Anambra State Governor to engage Nigerians, especially major players in the country’s politics, irrespective of political leaning on his desire to serve as the country’s next President.
“He said even though he was a major stakeholder of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the LP candidate considered him as a Nigerian to consult on his aspiration.”
Earlier, the LP presidential candidate, had explained that the visit was to show respect to his former political ally in the PDP, pointing out that though they were now in different political parties, their friendship as citizens of the country was most important.
,Obi stated that the millions of Nigerians who had been impoverished by bad leadership over an extended period “are my structures to win,” while responding to a question about not having the required structures to win election.
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