Debo Adedayo, Nigerian comedian and skit maker popularly called Mr Macaroni, has said threats have been made against him and his family by supporters of a certain presidential candidate because they believe he is against their choice.
The comedian disclosed this on Sunday via his official Twitter handle, stating that he has experienced cyberbullying online. He, however, did not disclose the name of the presidential candidate, but many assumed to be Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
According to him, Nigerians must elect the most suitable candidates to occupy various leadership positions in the country.
He noted that Nigerians must also individually analyse the available candidates by “examining their past records, their current state of mind, their capacity and capability vis-à-vis the respective positions they wish to occupy”.
He wrote, “I went to visit my mother 2 weeks ago. I was giving out money to some people in the neighborhood as I always do anytime I go home. A woman walked up to me and asked why I am against a particular candidate.. I said I am not against anyone. All I want is for a better country.
“And that can only happen when we vote in good leaders. The next thing she said is that I should better watch myself because they know where my people live. I asked if that was a threat and she continued saying all sorts. My sister and manager were with me and I have a video!
“I can go on and on about different threats that I have received from some party members or supporters of a presidential candidate because they somehow believe that I am against their choice. Cyber bullying via different online attacks and tribal propaganda.
“There is so much dishonesty going on and it gets worse by the day. But my messaging will never change! Nigerians have suffered enough!!! Look around you and look at the serious challenges we are facing as a people.
“There’s no Messiah anywhere! However, to stand a chance for a better Nation come 2023, we must elect the most suitable options to occupy positions of leadership in the country. We must individually analyze these candidates by examining their past records, their current state of mind, their capacity and capability; Vis-à-vis the respective positions they wish to occupy.
“Do your research and vote for the right candidates. I rest my case. For now!”
Obi earlier had to caution his supporters and loyalists against being toxic, urging them to tolerate other people’s views and opinions.
Other people who have been threatened by supporters of Obi include the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore; human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju and a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri.