Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has thrown his weight behind the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi in the forthcoming elections.
This comes barely 48 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo released a six-page letter endorsing the former Anambra State governor.
Ortom is one of five aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as the G5 or Integrity Group. Others are Nyesom 9jalinks Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).
The governors have refrained from campaigning for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar amid opposition to the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu coming from the same region as the standard bearer.