Peter Obi visits Apostle Suleman in Edo

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi on Friday visited the president of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman in Edo State.

Mr Obi stopped by to see the cleric following his arrival in Edo for his campaign rally.

Suleman posted a photo of himself and Obi on Twitter, thanking him for the visit.

“Thank you @PeterObi for coming to the house..may God continually protect you in Jesus name,” he wrote.

Obi, according to Edo State chapter of the Labour Party, would make brief stops in the three senatorial districts and would terminate his rally in Benin City.

Gunmen on October 21 attacked Suleman and his convoy on his return to Edo from Tanzania.

Six people, including three police orderlies, were killed in the attack by gunmen along Benin–Auchi Road.

Suleman, his wife and children were unhurt as they were riding in a bulletproof SUV.

Rea ting to the incident, Obi said in a Twitter thread that he was saddened by the incident, promising to restore security of lives and property if elected.

“The recent attack on the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, @APOSTLESULEMAN, underscores the level of insecurity in our nation. Ugly acts like these are reported from different parts of the country on a daily basis, and it is saddening,” said Obi.

The former governor continued, “Such acts of terrorism, violence and criminality are highly condemnable. The high level of insecurity that has continued to plague our nation has continued to clog up the nation’s wheel of progress.

“I restate my commitment to the fight against insecurity as my first priority in governance when voted into power. I am saddened by the lives lost during the attack; one life lost to insecurity, is one too many. I pray God to grant the victims eternal rest.”