Peter Obi, The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, has urged his supporters to be tolerant of dissenting views and divergent opinions.
This was done in a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page, @PeterObi, on Sunday, the former governor of Anambra State appealed to his supporters to learn from views that may differ from theirs.
While citing that “the frustration and anger in the country” could have been responsible for intolerance of dissenting views by his followers, Obi appealed that their energy should be channeled positively.
He asked his supporters to express themselves with grace “so as not to precipitately shut doors to future collaborations and sustainable nation-building.”
His tweet read: “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 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.”
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