The 2023 presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Adewole Adebayo, has advised politicians aspiring to become President to stop engaging in bitter politics.
In a post via his X (formerly Twitter) handle on Wednesday evening, Adebayo said politicians must always give their opponents the respect, fairness and decency they deserve.
The SDP flagbearer stated that he wishes every day that he is Nigeria’s president every time he sees President Bola Tinubu on the president’s seat, stressing that he had no reason to wish the person occupying the seat evil.
Adebayo wrote, “For those of us who aspire to the highest office of President of Nigeria, we must learn from the way Senator John McCain defended Obama when bitter Republicans tried this Chicagoan type mudslinging on Obama’s nationality, credentials and eligibility. McCain shut it down openly.
“No amount of badmouthing, bile or bitterness can take anyone to the Presidency. We need to elevate our politics and give our opponents what they deserve: respect, fairness and decency. Everyday I see @officialABAT on the presidential seat, I wish it was me, but no reason for evil.”