Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president, has stated that he welcomes constructive criticism of his policies.
In response to a Twitter argument between his fans on Sunday, the former governor of Anambra State made this claim in a tweet sent through his verified account.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Rinu Oduala, one of the #Endsars protest organizers, questioned Obi about how he intended to solve the issue of police brutality that gave rise to the Lekki shooting on October 20, 2020 in Lagos State.
Other Obidients thought Rinu’s inquiry was unnecessary and verbally attacked the political activist as a result. Rinu is a supporter of the LP presidential candidate.
Aisha Yesufu, a human rights activist, supported Rinu and demanded that Obi explicitly state his plan for combating police violence, intensifying the verbal battle.
In response to the situation, Obi urged his followers to give Nigerians the freedom to constructively criticize his behavior and remarks.
The former governor of Anambra declared his support for a new Nigeria where people may express their disapproval and hold their leaders accountable.
The LP candidate for president stated that constructive criticism will improve the nation’s leadership’s adaptability and responsiveness.
Obi applauded Aisha Yesufu and several of his supporters for publicly criticizing him in a good way.
He wrote:“I have noticed that some who have questioned or constructively criticized my actions or pronouncements are also being criticized for speaking up. The new Nigeria we seek is one in which citizens can criticize and hold leaders accountable.
“I welcome such constructive criticisms; it will make our leadership better, adaptive and responsive. When @AishaYesufu and @firstladyship criticize me publicly, I know they both mean well for me and for Nigeria. I know I have them in my corner. Salute!”
I have noticed that some who have questioned or constructively criticised my actions or pronouncements are also being criticised for speaking up. The new Nigeria we seek, is one in which citizens can criticise and hold leaders accountable.
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) October 16, 2022
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