Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that if he was not in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, he would have campaigned for Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP.
In what appeared like an endorsement of the candidate of the Labour Party, Ortom was quick to say that only time shall tell as things play out.
The Benue Governor said this on Wednesday when Peter Obi visited him at the Governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
Ortom said he was looking forward to a day when the 3 aspirants will come together and resolve that the best among them should go ahead while the rest step down.
He said, ” The frontrunners of this 2023 presidential election, the APC, my party, the PDP, and the Labour Party. Let’s look at this 3 people. Who has the capacity to deliver and to make things work for our country Nigeria? Let’s be critical, let’s be facture and let’s be frank with ourselves because we are toying with our future.
“A country of over 200 million people deserve a better leadership that is proactive, that has foresight, that has vision to make things work for our country.
” I look forward that these candidates will meet and say look, let this man go. I’m in PDP and I’m working for PDP but I tell, if I were not in PDP, you would see me working for Peter Obi. But let’s see how things work out. But the truth is that the bible says in John 3: 27 that a man can receive nothing except it’s given to him from above.
Speaking further, he said Nigerians should look for nothing less than having the best.
“No sentiments of partisanship, no sentiments of where you come from, but sentiments about who can fix Nigeria,” the governor said.