The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has described the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi as the very best candidate for Nigeria.

The Governor made this assertion when the Labour Party candidate paid him a visit in Makurdi, the Benue state capital after paying a visit to the victims affected by the flood in the state.

According to Samuel Ortom, Peter Obi is one of the finest presidential candidates for the forthcoming general election.

His Excellency, Ortom noted that Obi has the ability to liberate Nigeria from her economic and security challenges.

He mentioned that: “If Nigeria needs to make a choice, you are one of the finest candidates that we have in this country. In terms of education, in terms of character, in terms of performance, in terms of reaching out, in terms of being a pan-Nigerian, in terms of industrialisation, passion to ensure that our country is liberated from where we are; out of insecurity to security, and out of economic woes to economic vibrancy and out of lack to adequate social life, you have the capacity to make things work.”

He went on to say that party or ethnicity should not be considered in the February presidential election, but what should be considered should be the “The capacity of the candidate to deliver Nigeria from the mess”

He added that: “And Peter Obi from your antecedents, you have the capacity. If I were God, I would have said everything but I am not God.”

Samuel Orton said that “Nobody of structure can stop or deny whoever God decides to be the next President of Nigeria.”

“If I were not in PDP, Peter Obi would have been my candidate but I am in PDP, that is my handicap but my prayers are with you.”

Earlier the Labour Party Presidential candidate had said that the deal he has with some aggrieved PDP governors which includes Samuel Ortom is to achieve a better Nigeria.