The Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi has sparked reactions after debunking the claims that his supporters are aggressive online.
The ‘Obedient’ movement of the former Anambra State Governor is perceived as ‘social media warriors’ who allegedly attack supporters of Atiku and Tinubu at every opportunity.
During an interview with BBC Hausa, Obi was questioned on the aggressive nature of his supporters but he denied it.
Obi said those attacking others online are not actually his supporters but infiltration by opponents claiming to be his supporters.
In his words: Those people are not actually and entirely my supporters, They are actually people being infiltration, by opponents claiming to be my supporters or supporters of the Labour Party.”
Reacting to this, some Nigerians insist they are his supporters, stating that many people are angry and aggressive because of the current situation in Nigeria.
emperor_olatunde wrote: “Dear Peter Obi in Nigeria today is either you seize power by coup or by vawulence cuz peace was never an option. Thank you may God bless you and me abundantly and all Obedient”
theofficialprinceaustin wrote: “Dear Sir, I think they may still be your supporters. The anger, desperation, hunger, suffering, dejection, depression, frustration, intimidation, humiliation, agony is quite unbearable at this point, hence they don’t want to hear any other thing, people are tired. See ordinary bread is now a rich man’s food, things are getting harder, hence the anger and rage atimes, however, personally, I do not support people lashing/threatning others in the manner they do that can cause more agitations, even though I agree that everyone has the right to be heard while respecting the opinions of others. Nigerians need a change, the time is now”
houseofdera_wholesales wrote: “Oga we are ur supporters oo. The kingdom of God suffereth violence and only the violent take it by force”
sirkimmie wrote: “They Are your supporters biko”
perrymcqueen_ wrote: “Na violence we wan use collect our country back ni oo”
This article was originally published on Naija News