The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had once again appealed to his supporters to exercise restraints in reacting to comments made about him by other candidates.
The former Anambra State Governor made this appeal via his official Twitter page on Monday.
In his tweets, he asked his supporters to instead, place their focus on issues that will help create “a better Nigeria.”
“I most sincerely appreciate all my supporters and those of LP. I love you all,” he tweeted.
“I wish to appeal to you to allow me to personally respond to any candidate that makes comments about me, while you concentrate on issues to promote our cause of moving our dear Nigeria from consumption to production, create jobs, and generally evolve a better Nigeria – PO.”
Ever since he declared his ambition to run for president in March, Obi has continued to garner followership, especially on social media.
This is not the first time Obi has appealed to his followers to refrain from attacking other candidates and aspirants on social media platforms.
In an earlier tweet, Obi asked his followers to “imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship” and treat other candidates with respect.
“It has been brought to my attention, and I have also observed that some of my numerous supporters are making personal attacks on other aspirants/candidates,” he tweeted in May.
“Whilst thanking you for your support, which I sincerely value and appreciate, I humbly appeal that we all imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and avoid name-calling or personal attacks on other aspirants and candidates.”