Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has advised his supporters to be tolerant of the views and opinions of other people ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Premium Politics reports that Obi’s online supporters, fondly called ‘Obedient’, have been accused of attacking supporters of other political parties who have different views on the presidency.
However, in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, Obi urged his followers to channel their energy positively in ways that will earn the support of others while urging them to learn from the opposition.
He said, “I sincerely thank my supporters for believing in me and my commitment to building a united, secure and well-functioning Nigeria.
“However, I appeal once more that we should be tolerant of other people’s views, dissent and divergent opinions & possibly learn from them.
“While the frustration and anger in the country are understandable, we must strive to channel that energy positively in ways that will earn the support and collaboration of others.
“Even as our message continues to gain broad acceptance, there are some we still need to work to convince. In expressing ourselves, we should do so with grace so as not to precipitately shut doors to future collaborations on sustainable nation-building.”