Former Anambra State Governor and presidential aspirant, Peter Obi, has made a call to his supporters to desist from making personal attacks on other aspirants of the upcoming 2023 general election.
In a tweet, he appreciated his fans for their unwavering support but pleaded with them to “imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship” and avoid name-calling his competitors.
According to him, his statement was necessary because it has been brought to his attention that some of his reporters were attacking other aspirants and candidates.
The 60-year-old politician mentioned that elections are democratic and do not need to breed enemies.
“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.
“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.
“The common goal is to make Nigeria better. Elections are a democratic contest and need not be adversarial.”