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Obi cautions supporters, LP candidates against insulting others

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has asked his supporters, popularly called ‘Obidients’, and candidates contesting under the party at all levels, to desist from insulting others during the course of campaigns.

The presidential candidate was specifically referring to a comment made by the LP governorship candidate in Benue describing the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as a “deceit.”

Obi, who made the call via his Twitter handle on Friday evening, urged his supporters and LP candidates to stick to issue-based campaigns and desist from name calling and derogatory statements against others.

He said, “Nigeria has very huge problems and is currently at the risk of implosion from economic hardship and insecurity. The focus, therefore, should be on how to deal with deleterious consequences of a tanking economy, pervasive insecurity and the many other challenges that the nation is contending with rather than degenerating into name calling.

“Specifically during our recent campaign in Benue, a candidate referred to the Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, as a ‘deceit’. That is totally unacceptable to us.”

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