The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has apologised to the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers State, Mrs Beatrice Itubo.
Obi, in a personally signed statement on Saturday morning, apologised for not visiting Itubo during his recent visit to Rivers State.
According to Obi, he was not aware that Mrs. Itubo was sick nor was he informed about her condition during his Thursday visit to Rivers to commission a flyover project executed by Governor Nyesom Wike.
He assured her of his utmost regard and wished her a quick recovery as well.
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He wrote, “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.