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How supporters of a ‘particular presidential candidate’ threatened my life — Mr Macaroni

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Nigerian comedian and activist, Debo Adedayo, popularly called Mr Macaroni has raised alarm over threats made against him and his family by supporters of a certain presidential candidate.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, the skitmaker revealed that he was accused of working against the candidacy of the yet-to-be-known presidential hopeful, which didn’t sit well with his supporters.

Though Mr Macaroni didn’t disclose the name of the candidate, he noted that he had suffered several threats and cyber attacks over the same allegation in the past.

The funnyman, however, urged Nigerians to analyze the candidates and elect the right leaders in the forthcoming elections.

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!”

While he didn’t mention any name, followers and the public has been insinuating he was referring to Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

It would be recalled that Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti recently claimed that some supporters of the LP candidate threatened to burn down the New Afrika Shrine.

In a now-viral video, the son of the late Afrobeat pioneer revealed that he and his family were also threatened over his recent comments that he wasn’t an “Obidient”, a word used to describe Peter Obi’s supporters.

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