The presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi, has suspended his campaigns for the 2023 presidential election.
Obi made the announcement when he paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom.
Obi’s decision is coming on the heels of the flood disaster that had ravaged states across the country.
Also, he advised other presidential candidates, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and others to come together and sympathise with victims.
His words: “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 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.
“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.”
Bayelsa State is also suffering a big blow from flood owing to heavy down pour in recent times. In the attached video residents celebrate Mass in the midst of the disaster.