Moved by the flooding in several parts of the country that displaced about 1.4 million Nigerians and killed over 600 others, Labour Party candidate Peter Obi announced that he would be suspending his campaign to visit victims. He also called on all other presidential hopefuls to suspend their campaigns for humanitarian reasons.
Taking the lead, Obi threw down the gauntlet by making a donation of N5m ($11, 286) to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Benue State. He also visited his home state of Anambra where he presented some cartons of noodles, a few sacks of rice, some loaves of bread, a small generator and a grinding machine to victims and posted the photograph on Twitter.
This elicited jokes from supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“A former governor and presidential candidate donating a grinding
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