Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has provided an explanation for why he met with LP presidential candidate Peter Obi and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, among others.
Regardless of political affiliation, Ortom said he is open to receiving any presidential contender.
On Tuesday, after arriving back from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, he addressed the media.
Obi had meetings with the governors of Rivers State, Benue State, and Abia State, as well as with Mohammed Adoke, the former attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, and Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia State.
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Others at the meeting include former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko; former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke; and former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwanbo, among others.
However, Ortom said he couldn’t turn down a request to attend such meetings.
Ortom explained that he did nothing wrong by attending the meeting with Obi.
According to Ortom: “At the end, the solution to the challenges of Nigeria is what matters. Where we are today calls for all hands to be on deck.
“I am free to receive any candidate who comes visiting or seeking audience with me. I cannot say no when such request comes.”