The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has suspended his campaign for the 2023 presidential election due to the flood disaster that has ravaged some states in the country.
Obi made the announcement during a courtesy visit to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Wednesday.
The former Anambra State Governor urged other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to unite in their support for the victims.
Obi said, “As you can see today, flood is ravaging the entire country. And people are
“I personally stopped and told my people no more campaign, until we are able to visit some of the sites, at least sympathise with those going through problems.
“I came to take permission and ask him (Ortom) that I want to visit some of the sites in Benue as I am going to do in one or two other states.
“I am also calling other presidential candidates to stop campaigning and see what we can do.
“If we can buy our forms for millions of naira, we should have some little thing to go, now that people are suffering, and at least show sympathy with them and then we can continue.”