Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has sent strong words of appreciation to the people of Sokoto State for the warm reception they accorded him and his team, on Wednesday, when the campaign team arrived the Seat of the Caliphate.
Mr. Obi while appreciating the people of Sokoto for turning out in their numbers to receive him and his team, however, regretted that he had to rush out of the state to attend the burial of the Emir of Dutse, Jigawa state, Royal Highness, Dr. Muhammad Nuhu Sanusi,
He recalled in a short statement that he was, in Dutse, on Monday, and the Emir who was indisposed had graciously directed his Dogarai to receive him and his team in his Palace warmly.
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The LP Presidential candidate was full of apologies to the people of Sokoto for not spending ample time with them, but said that he had to leave Sokoto hurriedly to give this royal father a deserving last respect.
Mr. Obi condoled with the Dutse Emirates council and the people as well as the Governor and people of Jigawa state for the huge loss.
Mr. Obi later met with the Governor of Jigawa, his deputy, the Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano and other Emirs.