Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi says the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has not shown compassion to the plight of flood victims across Nigeria.
Obi said this on Tuesday during a visit to Makurdi, the Benue State capital, noting that “Leadership comes with compassion, it comes with listening, it comes with understanding. Even those people in (Internally Displaced Persons) IDP (camps) how many people has the Federal Government come to visit. That is what you do, that is what shows you are committed.”
He added, “We want a Nigeria that we will show patriotism by caring for the people on everything. Look at the flooding that has happened all over Nigeria. As far as I am concerned, the Government of Nigeria has not responded adequately, they’ve not shown compassion,”
On the deal he has with some aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, the former Anambra governor explained that it is to achieve a better Nigeria.
“The only deal I have with them is that they are passionate about Nigeria,” Obi said.
Recall that Obi had visited flood-ravaged communities in Benue, Bayelsa and a few others to commiserate with victims.
Obi had called on other presidential candidates to suspend their campaigns and join him to help victims of floods across states of the federation.