The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has called on presidential candidates to suspend their campaigns and assist victims of flooding in the country.
Obi said this on Wednesday while speaking to journalists in Benue, after a visit to the state to commiserate with residents over flooding.
He said Nigeria is greater than everyone, irrespective of political differences, adding that he has suspended his campaign activities to visit victims affected by flood.
“Nigeria is greater than all of us and we must work hard, irrespective of our political differences, to ensure that we build a better Nigeria for our children,” Obi said.
“I came because of this flood issue. As you can see today, flood is ravaging the entire country and people are dying; people are being displaced.
“I personally stopped and told my people ‘no more campaign’, until we are able to visit some of the sites, at least to sympathise with those who are going through problems.
“And I came to take his (Ortom’s) permission to ask him that I want to visit some of the sites in Benue and that I’m going to do in one or two other states. I’m also calling on other presidential candidates to stop; let’s see what we can do.
“If we can buy our forms for millions of naira, we should have some little things to go now that people are suffering, and at least, show sympathy. And then, we can continue.
”On his part, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, while receiving Obi in the state said he would have worked for the victory of Obi if he were not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).