The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has denied reports making the rounds earlier that he is working with the aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to win the 2023 presidential election.
Obi had severally met with Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State who fell out with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The meetings brought about speculations that the governors would be working to deliver the former Anambra State Governor in the forthcoming February election.
But speaking in Makurdi, the Benue State capital during a visit to Governor Ortom on Tuesday, said he and the PDP governors have a common interest in finding a better Nigeria.
“The only deal I have with them is that they are passionate about Nigeria,” Obi said.
Obi lambasted the All Progressive Congress, APC government for displaying a lack of leadership during the current economic crisis and humanitarian issues rocking the nation.
He praised Ortom for confronting insecurity challenges in Benue state at personal risk and comfort.