The smallest center in Lafia, the state’s capital, was recently given to Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate. Abdullahi Sule, the governor of Nasarawa State, has provided an explanation.
Peter Obi ran his presidential campaign in Lafia prior to the 2023 election. The event, which took place in Lafia on a football field, received a variety of responses from the public. Some questioned the government of Nasarawa State’s decision to give Peter Obi such a tiny campaign headquarters.
Peter Obi received the smallest center since the larger ones in the state were undergoing maintenance, according to Sahara Reporters.
Even though the campaign was held in a smaller space, he stated that a small number of people showed up.
He (Governor Sule) claimed, “We gave him the smallest venue of our events in Lafia, that is, a small football field, just around the science school, not because we didn’t want to give them the stadium our stadium is actually under construction and not because we didn’t want to give them the Lafia square, which is almost as big as Eagles Square (in Abuja).”
I was concerned because we didn’t have enough room to accommodate them, but we provided them with a small football field close to a secondary school. I don’t mean to criticize anyone, but you have already witnessed the crowd that gathered on that field, he continued. “I would have offered them the Square, but regrettably another event was taking place there at the same time. We didn’t have enough room to give them, which worried me.