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I was not informed about your illness, Obi apologizes to Rivers LP guber candidate

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Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has tendered a heartfelt apology to the sick gubernatorial candidate of the party in Rivers State, Mrs Beatrice Itubo over his inability to see her while in the State two days ago.

Recall that Obi and his vice, Dr Yusuf Datti on Thursday were in Port Harcourt as special guests of honour for the commissioning of Nkpolu-Oroworokwo flyover.

While describing it as an oversight, the former governor of Anambra State in a statement said during the few hours he was in Port Harcourt, nobody informed him about the health condition of Mrs Beatrice and if they did, he would have visited her before or after the event that brought him to the state.

He however, wished her quick recovery and also reassured Mrs Beatrice of their good working relationship.

The statement reads, “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.

“On arrival in PH, I was welcomed by the Labour Party Presidential State Coordinator in Rivers State and other Party stakeholders. We had a useful meeting and I explained to them the purpose of my visit, which was to respectfully honour an invitation by the Rivers State Government and that I will return for our party’s rally and other LP engagements soon. 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 6.30pm.

“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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