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I Was Unaware Of LP Rivers Governorship Candidates’ Illness – Peter Obi

The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, explained why he did not go see Mrs. Beatrice Itubo, the party’s candidate for governor of Rivers State, stating he was not aware she was ill.

Recall that on Thursday, Obi journeyed to Rivers State at Governor Nyesom Wike’s invitation to inaugurate the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt.

According to reports, Obi pledged to support the PDP gubernatorial candidate, while Wike would support his presidential bid.

“I will talk to my people, and we will negotiate. If we leave the State (governor) for Wike, he will leave the centre (presidency) for us. We will negotiate it,” he said.


Reno Omokri, a supporter of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, reacted by claiming that Obi just thinks about himself and not the Labour Party.

Meanwhile, Obi has come out to say he was unaware of Mrs. Itubo’s sickness. He disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.

He wrote, “My sincere apologies to Mrs. Beatrice Itubo, the Labour Party candidate in Rivers State, for an inadvertent oversight. When I visited Port Harcourt a few days back, I was not informed or aware of her sickness.”

“No one mentioned that our candidate was sick; otherwise, I would have visited her before or after the event. I had committed to passing through the campaign office no matter how late, and I did at about 6.30 pm. My dear sister, I sincerely wish you a very quick recovery and reassure you of our good working relationship. May God Almighty bless you always.”

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