- Peter Obi, the Labour Party's flagbearer, has hailed Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state as a leader of enviable quality
- Before his presidential campaign in the state, Obi on Tuesday, December 6, also described the Imo governor as a good man
- Reacting to Obi's kind words and compliments, Governor Uzodimma wished the former Anambra governor well in 2023
- Obi also appreciated the state government and the people for a successful campaign rally ahead of the general elections
During his visit to the state's capital, Owerri, for a presidential campaign, Obi saluted Governor Uzodimma for his enviable leadership style.
Obi made this remark at Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, PM News reports.
The Labour Party's flagbearer, who arrived at the airport before Uzodimma, waited for the governor upon hearing that he was already airborne at the time.
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“Your Excellency, I had to stay back to greet you because I learnt you were already on the way coming.
"You are a good man and I owe you that honour to wait to greet you. I really appreciate."
In return, he Imo governor thanked Obi for the compliments and wished him well ahead of the 2023 general elections.
On how the campaign went off, Obi wrote on Facebook:
"Imo and Owerri rock !!! Thank you, my people, for the awesome reception."
2023 elections: Interesting reactions trail Peter Obi's shoes at his campaign in Imo
Peter Obi, the flagbearer of the Labour Party, takes his simplicity everywhere he goes, even to his presidential campaigns.
Obi's appearance during his campaign rally in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Tuesday, December 6, has gotten the attention of Nigerians on social media.
It all started after a Nigerian named @VictorIsrael_ drew focus to the former Anambra governor's pair of shoes at the rally.
In his tweet on Tuesday, the tweep said the fact that Obi's shoe was dusty speaks volumes that he is a man of the people and has no time for glamour.