The Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Saturday said he wasn’t aware that the Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Mrs Beatrice Itubo was sick.
Recall that Obi had visited Rivers State at the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike on Thursday to commission the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt.
It was reported that Obi vowed to support the PDP gubernatorial candidate, while Wike will support his presidential bid.
He said; “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.”
In response to this, Reno Omokri, an ally of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Obi only cares about himself and not the Labour Party.
However, on Saturday, Peter Obi via his verified Twitter page said he was unaware of Mrs Itubo’s sickness.
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 that 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.”