The presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Peter Obi has urged his followers to speak politely “so as not to prematurely block doors to future partnerships on sustainable nation-building.”
He also pleaded with them to be understanding of opposing viewpoints and differing perspectives.
Mr. Obi’s remark comes in response to the ongoing vitriolic fights between those who support and oppose his quest for president.
“I sincerely thank my supporters for believing in me and my commitment to establishing a united, secure, and functional Nigeria,” the former governor of Anambra State stated on Twitter. However, I urge us to be accepting of opposing viewpoints, dissent, and varied perspectives so that we can perhaps learn from them.
“While the nation’s irritation and rage are natural, we must work to use that energy constructively in ways that will win the cooperation and support of others.
“Although our message continues to be widely accepted, there are certain people we still need to persuade. We ought to express ourselves with grace.