Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party on Saturday, November 19, explained the reasons why he did not meet with the Labour party gubernatorial candidate of Rivers State, Mrs. Beatrice Itubo.

Obi was invited by governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to inaugurate the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo flyover in Port-Harcourt. However, he failed to meet the LP candidate citing ‘inadvertent oversight’ as the major reason.

Obi took to Twitter to explain his reasons. “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 Port Harcourt, 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 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,”  He said.