Floods: Peter Obi suspends campaign


The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has asked his counterparts in other political parties to suspend their campaigns and join him to help victims of floods across states of the federation.

Obi made the call on Wednesday while addressing journalists after his visit to Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state at his Abuja private residence where he had gone to discuss modalities on his planned visit to flood sites in Benue and other states.

The former Anambra state governor is in the 2023 race for Aso Rock’s top job alongside Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.

Obi said he expected other presidential candidates to show concerns to the plight of victims of flooding, considering how millions were spent on nomination forms alone.

Floods have hit parts of Nigeria in the last two months with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) saying that about 2.5 million persons were affected and over 603 persons killed by the flooding caused by the release of water from Ladgo Dam by Cameroun.

Community, Houses and farmlands have been submerged in Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Kogi, Niger, Adamawa Benue which are the most affected.

Others are Lagos, Yobe, Borno, Taraba,, Plateau, Benue, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Imo, Abia states, and the Federal Capital Territory.

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