The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi on Thursday visited Benue State to commiserate with flood victims.
Speaking in Makurdi, the state capital, Mr Obi tasked the federal government to be proactive in mitigating the effects of the nationwide floods caused by the failure to prepare for the release of excess water from the Cameroon’s and the heavily silted River Benue.
The former Anambra State governor had earlier announced the suspension of his campaign to allow him show support to victims of flood disaster, and he appealed to other presidential candidates to do same.
While in Benue, the LP Flagbearer visited displaced persons both from the flood disaster and victims of herdsmen attacks camped in Daudu, and there he donated the sum of five million Naira to assist them.
Meanwhile, Mr Obi has joined in mourning those who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protest that held on the 20th of October, 2020.
In a message as part of a second year memorial of the tragic incident, the Labour Party presidential candidate said the plea for justice and the sacrifices of the people (mostly youths), will surely yield the birth of a better nation.
“Today, we mourn our brothers and sisters whose lives were cut short during the #EndSARSProtest.
“They died fighting for a better nation. Their cries for justice and good governance remain in our hearts.
“Their supreme sacrifices, and our labours, will never be in vain,” Obi stated via his official Facebook page.