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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has asked God to bless the presidential ambition of Labour Party, LP, candidate, Peter Obi.
He said this while lauding Obi for visiting camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the State on Christmas day.
Ortom while speaking in Makurdi described Obi as the best man to deliver Nigeria from its problems.
He said, “Several presidential candidates have come here, and none of them have chosen to visit those the IDPs camps and look at their plight to see how they are doing and give them hope that when they win, they will bring them succor, help, and hope.
“For you to have chosen to visit the IDPs on a Christmas day that you should be celebrating with your family, for me as a Christian, I say God will bless you and your aspirations. My prayer is that God will bless your aspiration to be the president of this country.
“Because I have seen capacity, faith, and hope, and I have seen someone who can bring the required equity, justice, and fairness that I have been pursuing since I became governor in 2015. If I were not in PDP, I would have been following you all over the place to canvass and vote for you.
“But, because I’m in PDP, I’m telling Nigerians that this man can help deliver this country from its challenges.”
The Benue State Governor said that if he was not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he would have accompanied Obi around the country to campaign for him.
The LP presidential candidate had visited the Abagana IDP camp situated along the Makurdi/Laafia road, and regretted the continuous stay of Nigerians in IDP camps in parts of the country.
The former Anambra State governor also donated N3m to the IDPs noting, “I decided that today, I will be in Kogi and Benue to celebrate with people in IDP camps. Nigerians should not be living in the camps in their country.
“So I am appealing to the Federal Government, whatever it takes to ensure Nigerians don’t live as refugees in their country must be done.
“I assure you that the next government, as we progress, will ensure that this does not continue. Today, we are here just to tell you to remain faithful, remain prayerful, and keep all your hope in God.
“What you are passing through is what Nigeria is passing through. What affects you affects everyone in Nigeria. We cannot say we are doing well when you are here.
“As long as you remain here, Nigeria is not doing well. It is when you leave and you are in your homes, farming and doing what you are supposed to do to help Nigeria become productive that we will be proud to say we are Nigerians.