By Ogochukwu Isioma
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has condemned social media attacks on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Describing the attacks as “most unacceptable”, Mr Obi distanced himself and members of the ‘Obidients’ family, his supporters, from the media attacks.
The former Anambra governor said some people are masquerading as his supporters to insult the respected Christian cleric, describing the situation as another campaign of calumny from opposition ranks.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Obi wrote, “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.”