The Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi has disowned some of his ‘Obidients’ supporters who recently insulted Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) had come under heavy criticism after the pastor declared that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, can fix Nigeria with God’s help.
Supporters of Obi descended on him on social media just like they did to Prof. Wole Soyinka and attacked him, calling him names.
But Obi, in tweets on Wednesday said the of subterfuge by people masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities like Adeboye or anyone else is most unacceptable.
He tweeted: “The use of subterfuge by people masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities like Most Reverend Pastor Enoch Adeboye or anyone else is most unacceptable. Obidients are by and large, law-abiding citizens.
“While differences of opinion are normal, calculated efforts to create ethnic or religious chasm all in the name of politics should not in any way be tolerated. As a person, I eschew name-calling, insults, and abuses, likewise most of my supporters.
“The suggestion that some in the fringes engage in such conduct casually overlooks the fact that the political opposition deploys such methods to gain undue advantage and create confusion and bad blood,.”