With less than 11 days to the forthcoming elections, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has advised politicians to be desperate about making the country work rather than resorting to physical or verbal violence.
The former governor of Anambra State also told political opponents that the political violence being experienced in some parts of the country is unnecessary while speaking during an appearance on Channels Television ‘Politics Today’ on Monday.
Obi, condemning the attack on his supporters in Lagos on Saturday, insisted that attacks be it verbal or physical should be discouraged in campaigns.
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He said: “Our desperation should be how to get Nigeria working again, attend to the poor masses and not be desperate to the traditional politics of violence. We are appealing that such should not continue.
“For me, we should have an issue based campaign not attack based campaign be it physical or verbal.
“We can’t have a situation where we are the poverty capital of the world, one of the most unsafe parts of the earth, our human capital is very low and youths are looking for a way to leave the country, these are issues that should worry us not need for verbal attack or physical attacks.
“I will urge my supporters to desist. All I want is for Nigeria to start working again for everybody.”