The Embattled Governorship candidate of Labour Party, Plateau State, Amb. Yohanna Margif has appreciated the presidential candidate of the party, Mr. Peter Obi for allowing Plateau people to vote for their preferred Governorship candidate during the Saturday elections.
Margif in press statement on Wednesday in Jos said Obi appreciated Plateau people for voting massively for him during the Presidential election but declined to dictate to the people who they will vote for the governorship election.
He noted that Obi refused to endorsed any governorship candidate in Plateau in view of the fact that Plateau people voted him because of the love they had for him and not because of the Labour Party and those vying positions on the party’s ticket.
“I write to especially thank the Presidential candidate of our great party, Mr. Peter Obi for taking the pains and bold step to come to Plateau to show gratitude over the good gesture the people showed him during the February 25 Presidential election.
“Indeed, the coming of Obi to Plateau at this crucial moment was very relieving in view of the fact that our people are still grieving over the outcome of the presidential election which was characterized by massive rigging.
“I am also happy because Obi only spoke with stakeholders of the party at the Yakubu Gowon Airport and deliberately refused to come inside the state capital because of how important the Saturday Governorship election is for Plateau people.
“He is aware that his support during the last election came strongly form the church and wish to allowed the people vote their preferred Governorship candidate without necessarily voting for the Labour Party candidate.”
Margif thanked the Church and Plateau people who supported his course and urged the people to vote for a candidate who will work and protect the interest of Plateau.
He noted that the church play a significant role in promoting peace and unity in the state and said Obi acknowledged that fact, that was why he allowed Plateau people to go for candidates of their choice.
Margif also cleared the air on the sitting of Supreme Court over his case on Wednesday which he was directed to follow due process and appreciated those who stood firmly with him during the legal tussle.
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