Why I did not go see Rivers LP candidate for governor, Obi
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential nominee, gave an explanation of his decision not to meet with Mrs Beatrice Itubo, the party’s nominee for governor of Rivers State in the general election of 2023, on Saturday.
The state’s governor, Nyesom Wike, reportedly invited Obi to open the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
In the meantime, Obi declined to meet with the LP governorship candidate, citing “inadvertent oversight” and a lack of knowledge of the candidate’s health status as the reasons.
In a series of tweets on his verified account, the LP presidential candidate apologized to Mrs Beatrice Itubo, the Labour Party candidate in Rivers State, for an oversight.
“I wasn’t alerted or aware of her illness when I went to Port Harcourt a few days ago.
The Labour Party Presidential State Coordinator in Rivers State and other Party members greeted me when I arrived in Port Harcourt.
We had a good discussion, and I let them know that I was there to kindly accept an invitation from the Rivers State Government and that I would be back for our party’s rally and other LP events in the near future.
“No one mentioned that our candidate was ill, or else I would have visited her before or after the event,” Obi continued. No matter how late, I was going to stop by the campaign office, and at around 6:30 p.m., I did.
I genuinely hope you recover quickly, and I want to reassure you that we have a fantastic working relationship. God’s blessings are with you continually, Obi said.