Chairman Editorial Board of The Nation Newspaper Sam Omatseye on Tuesday urged the Labour Party(LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi to call his supporters to order.

Omatseye alleged that supporters of Obi popularly known as ‘Obidents’ were issuing death threats against him.

This is coming a day after his opinion piece titled: ‘Obi-tuary’ was published in The Nation.

On his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Omatseye asked Obi to call his supporters to order, adding that the LP presidential candidate will be held responsible if anything happened to him.

He tweeted: “Mr Peter Obi, call your supporters to order. They are calling and issuing death threats. If anything happens to me, you will be held responsible!”

In his opinion piece published on Monday, Omatseye compared Obi to former President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing the former Anambra State governor of using religion as bait in the forthcoming elections.

The column reads: “He (Obi) is therefore using religion as bait. He is now on a weekly pilgrimage to churches. Jonathan did the same. The pastors, ever opportunistic, see him as a darling.
“He is visiting a sectional hue of pews. This is the man who divided the church in Anambra State in his time between Catholics and the others.”


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