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Peter Obi to supporters – Stop using derogatory terms

Peter Obi

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has urged his supporters and candidates contesting for different positions in government to refrain from calling out people, groups, and religious institutions in his tweet on Friday.

He emphasized on the example of Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom who recently apologized for his controversial speech towards the Fulani people.

“You want me to be a slave for a Fulani. Its better I die. My people are being killed and you want me to be quiet. I will never support a Fulani man to become president. If there is another person who is ready to work with me and ensure the security of my people, I will work with him.” Samuel Ortom said.

He describes the governor as a patriotic citizen that has consistently advocated on behalf of his people and Nigeria as a whole and believes everyone makes mistakes.

“We all have our shortcomings, I have mine, and so do others. But, we should not refer to people in such derogatory manner”, Peter Obi stated.

Also, he concluded by saying candidates should focus on addressing prevalent societal issues during campaigns, and national integration for the improvement of the country.

Image credits- Africa Report and Peter Obi’s Twitter page

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