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Regional News of Tuesday, 7 March 2023


PDP Governorship candidate explains how Peter Obi won Ortom's Benue State

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Caleb Mutfwang, a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Nigerians who cast their vote for Peter Obi in the state are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He made this known in an interview on Channels TV ahead of the governorship election slated for Saturday, March 11.

According to Caleb, Peter Obi's victory in the state in the presidential election will have no barring on the outcome of the governorship elections as what Nigerians needed was the change in the presidency.

He noted that the people wanted that to play out because they believed in Peter Obi for the presidency and the PDP for the Plateau state's governorship seat.

His words: “80% of the people who voted for Peter Obi are members of the PDP. “After that, they are reverting to the status quo because they only went after Mr Peter Obi because they believed in him. I can assure you that the people of Plateau State believe in us and will vote for us.

“The Peter Obi phenomenon was an expression of anger with the failure of governance, nationally."

He further added that Nigerians truly deserve change following the various challenges bedevilling the nation. He further noted that the Labour Party does not truly exist in Plateau state but the movement gathered around Obi gave the party's flag bearer some advantage in the 2023 presidential election.

His words: “With due respect, the Labour Party does not exist on the Plateau. It was a movement gathered around Mr Obi and some people tried to take advantage of that movement to key in but the National Assembly election proved which party is on the ground and which party the people prefer."