Our reporter| The presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi has defined the ‘deal’ he has with some aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Obi, who made the disclosure while speaking in Makurdi on Tuesday during a visit to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, explained that he and the PDP Governors have a common interest in finding a better Nigeria amid increasing security threats and a humanitarian crisis.
“The only deal I have with them is that they are passionate about Nigeria,” Obi said.
The former Anambra state governor criticised the All Progressive Congress for displaying a lack of leadership during the current crisis.
He, however, praised governor Ortom for confronting insecurity challenges in Benue state at personal risk and comfort.
Ortom, on his part, advised Obi to negotiate power with other leading presidential candidates with a commitment to serve the people.
He further stated that if he would have been working for the Labour party candidate but for his membership of the PDP.
Some of the aggrieved PDP governors, who have called for the resignation of the party chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, include Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Okezie Ikepeazu of Abia state, and Ortom.
Political watchers believe the aggrieved governors may support Obi in the 2023 presidential elections.