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General News of Tuesday, 27 December 2022


Nigerians react as prominent Northern PDP governor endorses Peter Obi

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Samuel Ortom's endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has generated some reactions on social media.

In a video that has since gone viral, the Benue State Governor described Obi as the best presidential candidate that can deliver Nigeria from its challenges.

The governor who is running for Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election disclosed this during Obi's visit to one of the Internally Displaced Persons camps in the state on Christmas Day.

Ortom is one of the five aggrieved PDP governors, the G5 Governors, who are not campaigning for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, due to the crisis rocking the party.

Governor Ortom's statement about the Labour Party flagbearer has attracted reactions from Nigerians, especially Obi's supporters. NKEM #PeterObi2023,

@Nkemchor_, tweeted: "Benue's state Governor Samuel Ortom Endorses Peter Obi. Expect wike and all of G5 Governors to follow suit soon."

Stevo La Campagne, @bolastev, said: "Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue State have spoken really good…. May God give us, Nigeria Peter Obi comes February 2023 (Amen) Nigerians please vote wisely, Vote Peter Obi."

Ayemojubar, @ayemojubar, tweeted: "ENDORSEMENT: Ortom ti wa fully OBIdient."

Engr. Kingsley, @_realkingsley, said: "Ortom powerful statement on Peter Obi for coming to spend Christmas with the IDPs instead of staying with his family. You have seen a man who has the people in his heart."

Maxwell Nwadike, @MaxwellNwadike3, said: "2023 presidency: Gov Ortom officially endorses Peter Obi, says LP candidate is the man to deliver Nigeria. More Governors to endorse Peter Obi...."

Elon, @elonchorch, said: "If Gov. Ortom says Nigerian (s) should know that Peter Obi is the right man for the job to rebuild Nigeria, he knows what he's talking about. I call this endorsement."

J a c k, @Jack_ng01, alleged: "What Ortom said here is not his opinion; it is the opinion of Majority of his colleagues both in APC and PDP and as well Nigerians across board! "Y'all go get your PVC let's make history in the coming weeks! 8 weeks until we redirect Nigeria!"