A 2023 presidential hopeful and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on his victory at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday.
He also called on his supporters to stop personal attacks on political opponents.
Obi spoke in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Sunday.
On Atiku’s victory, he said, “On behalf of my family, I sincerely congratulate my leader and dear elder brother, H.E @atiku, on his emergence as the 2023 presidential flag bearer of the @OfficialPDPNig. I pray that the Almighty God who sees your goodness will continue to bless you now and always. -PO”.
On the advice to his supporters, he wrote, “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.
“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. -PO.”
Obi recently resigned his membership of the PDP amid purchasing the party’s presidential form.
He has joined the Labour Party, where he is now purshuing his ambition to become the next president in 2023.