Obi said: “Party followers should be enlightened to understand and accept that two people cannot occupy a position meant for one person.
“All well-meaning Nigerians should be concerned when the electoral environment is over heated by provocative language.
The chairman of the occasion, Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd), charged all stakeholders to give the growth and stability of democracy the necessary attention.
He stressed on the need for political parties and stakeholders to make the indivisibility and peaceful co-existence of the country a priority.
“A country cannot be truly democratic until its citizens have the opportunity to choose their representatives through transparent elections,” he added.
Speaking, Senator Sunday Fajinmi, Alliance for Democracy governorship candidate, said that the only way to make political contests less violent was to make political offices less financially attractive.