Mr Peter Gregory Obi, the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, paid a visit to Kano’s Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Friday, where he reiterated his desire to serve Nigeria.
Obi paid a visit to the revered monarch upon his arrival in Kano to express his condolences to the Kano Flood Victims and the Beirut Road Collapsed Building.
The former Anambra State Governor stated that he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years and is qualified to lead Nigeria.
While he told the Emir he is in the state for sympathy visit, Obi said he deemed it appropriate to make the Palace his first point of call.
The visit to the palace, Peter Obi explained, is to pay Royal Homage to the revered Emir and also to formally inform him of his intention to run for president in the coming election and also to sympathise with him as a Royal Father for the twin tragedy that befell the state penultimate weeks.
On his part, the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit and said he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, calmness, humility, respect for culture, and fear of God. He also thanked him for having respect for culture.The Emir, who said the country is blessed with resources, but wondered why there’s suffering and poverty and crime, said he believed Obi is eminently qualified for the position as he did it as Anambra State Governor where he wished Peter Obi well in the pursuit of his ambition.
Peter Obi was in company of Kano State Gubernatorial Candidate of Labour Party Engr. Bashir Ishaq Bashir, his running mate, Dr. Datti Yusuf Baba Ahmed, Dr Yunusa Tanko and State Chairman of Labour, Mall Raji.