The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has condemned social media attacks on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and other individuals.
Obi said that his supporters, popularly known as Obidients, were law-abiding citizens, noting that the opposition parties deploy such methods to gain undue advantage and create confusion and bad blood.
Obi made this known in a statement shared on his Twitter page on Wednesday.
He said “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 do.
“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. – PO”