Reno Omokri, an aide to the former President, Goodluck Jonathan, knocked the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi, over his inability to speak the truth, by calling his followers known as the Obidients to order.
The political analyst, who knocked Obi through his Twitter handle on Tuesday, said his followers have verbally attacked many important figures in the society, while their leader keeps looking, without causing them.
According to him, Obi’s supporters have insulted all Nigerian icons, including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Pastor Adeboye, had on Sunday expressed optimism that the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, would fix Nigeria with the help of God.
The man of God, who was represented by his Special Assistant, Pastor Dele Balogun, spoke at the monthly Thanksgiving service at the RCCG Headquarters in Ebute-Metta.
However, in their reactions to pastor Adeboye’s speech, Obi’s supporters, who venged their anger through social media platforms, call the man of God various unprintable names.
Many of them dragged the man of God, believing that he was in support of Tinubu because his wife is also a pastor in RCCG.
Reacting to their unbearable attitude towards people, in a post on his social media handles on Tuesday, Omokri said Obi’s supporters insulted Adeboye; the Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
“In Christianity, the most respected Nigerian is Pastor Adeboye. You may not like that it is a fact, but it is true. So respected is he that he was called ‘Daddy Adeboye’ by a British Prime Minister (David Cameron).
In Islam, the most revered living Nigerian is Sarkin Musulumi, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto. So revered is he that Nigerian Presidents even bow to him.
“In academics, the most respected Nigerian national is Professor Wole Soyinka. The first Black African to have won a Nobel Prize in an academic category. So honoured is he that a former US President (Jimmy Carter) personally took his Green Card to him without him even applying for one.
“Each of these three national icons has been insulted publicly and carelessly by Obidients,” Omokri stated.
Omokri however, expressed disappointment in Obi, who he said, is afraid to publicly call his supporters to order, saying he preferred meeting the insulted leaders privately to say one thing indoors and another thing outside.
“Sadly, their leader is afraid of publicly calling them to order. And instead prefers to go privately to see people they insult to say one thing in private and then another in public.”
However, he talked about his written exchanges with Peter Obi, saying the LP man “told me that the people insulting me were not Obidients but All Progressives Congress supporters pretending to be Obidients. How he felt I would be foolish enough to believe that beats my imagination.”
He added that the Obidients have forgotten history and are “making offensive images, songs, skits, and remarks against Pastor Adeboye, who has millions of loyal followers in Nigeria.”