The governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has endorsed the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Ortom, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s G-5 governors endorsed Peter Obi in Benue on Thursday, February 16.
Members of the G-5 governors of the PDP include Governors Ortom, Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde, Okezie Ikpeazu and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Benue, Rivers, Oyo, Abia and Enugu states.
The PDP governors have constantly registered their grievances against some of the actions of the party including the failure of Iyorchia Ayu to resign as the party’s national chairman after the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as PDP’s presidential candidate.
In a video trending on social media, the governor was heard telling the youths that they must support Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state.
The governor said in the video:
Following his statement, the youths gathered at the meeting began chanting, “Obi”, “Obi”, “Obi” in unison.
Watch video below
Benue state Gov Ortom dump his closest political associate, Gov Wike of Rivers State as he declares full support for LP presidential candidate Mr. Peter Gregory Obi#PeterObi4President2023 pic.twitter.com/XtU680mSun— Lifeissues11 (@AGINAS) February 16, 2023