The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has charged his supporters to be tolerant of opposition views and possibly learn from them.
Thanking them for believing in him a and his “commitment to building a united, secure and well-functioning Nigeria,” Obi said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon that they must work to “to channel that energy positively in ways that will earn the support and collaboration of others.”
According to Obi: “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. –PO”