The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has condemned social media attacks on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
He has also distanced himself and members of the Obidients family from what he described as another campaign of calumny from opposition ranks.
So there’s this statement that was written by the Head of the Media Office, Diran Onifade. He’s basically saying that some people who don’t like Pastor Enoch Adeboye are spreading lies about a group called ‘Obidients’. They’re saying that ‘Obidients’ are the ones behind some mean things that were said about Pastor Adeboye on social media. But the statement is saying that this is not true and it’s just another attempt by the opposition to make Pastor Adeboye look bad.
We want to make it clear that people who like Mr. Peter Obi really look up to Pastor Adeboye and would never be mean to him on social media. Some people are saying bad things about Pastor Adeboye, but it’s not coming from Mr. Obi’s supporters. Plus, Pastor Adeboye didn’t even say the things they’re accusing him of saying.
“It has become a pattern for desperate political operatives to orchestrate a ruse and blame it on Peter Obi’s supporters in furtherance of the opposition’s subterfuge strategy which has failed back to back.
“We wish to appeal to fellow Nigerians to ignore the antics of election riggers who believe that demarketing Peter Obi is their sure means of keeping a stolen mandate.
“Nigerians are aware by now that issuing personal insults is not Peter Obi’s character and he does not encourage his followers to engage in same.”