Peter Obi Cautions Supporters, Seeks Tolerance

Mary Ugwuanyi

Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has cautioned his followers against not tolerating opposition views.

Obi made the call in a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Sunday.

The former Anambra State Governor made the call in the aftermath of his followers’ call out of the senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade, over a post relating to Peter Obi.  

Recall that Oyemade had advised youths not to waste their enthusiasm on what he described as a poorly planned project.

Despite not mentioning any individual, Oyemade’s post was regarded as a criticism of Obi’s candidature. Obi has garnered huge followership from Nigerian youths who see him as the man with the solution to the country’s problems.

The outpour of condemnation caused Oyemade to delete his post. Some of the critics recalled his support for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.

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Obi in a series of tweets on his verified handle urged his supporters their views with “grace,” and channel their energy positively and be open to future collaborations.

He wrote: “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 and possibly learn from them.

“While the frustration and anger in the country is 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.”

Source: Vanguard

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