Reacting, Obi in a tweet, claimed some elements are masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities in the country.
Obi also exonerated his supporters, popularly known as “Obidients”, from being behind raining of insults on prominent Nigerians, maintaining that they are law-abiding citizens.
The use of subterfuge by people masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities like Most Reverend Pastor Enoch Adeboye or anyone else is most unacceptable. Obidients are by and large, law-abiding citizens.
Obi also distanced the OBIdient Movement from social media attacks on General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Adeboye was quoted to have urged Christians and Nigerians to pray for the incoming government and that God will support it and give it the grace to do the right thing .
But ,the OBIdients in a Twitter space popularly called “Vawulence Space” urged Obi to stop apologising for their actions.
They argued that the OBIdient Movement is different from other political groups that can be “gagged” by the power that be adding that it is not right for Obi to continue denouncing or apologising on their behalf.
“If they born you well (referring to Peter Obi) apologise again. It’s like you’re (unprintable). We have been receiving insults on your name but you’re now apologising on our behalf. Please stop it,” an angry supporter was quoted as saying on the space.