The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has distanced himself and his supporters from attack on the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
He said the social media attack on the cleric was part of a plot by the opposition to “create confusion and bad blood”.
Obi condemned the use of “subterfuge”, saying he eschew name-calling, insults, and abuses.
“The use of craft 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,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
“While differences of opinion are normal, calculated efforts to create ethnic or religious chasm all in the name of politics should not in any way be tolerated. As a person, I eschew name-calling, insults, and abuses, likewise most of my supporters.
“The suggestion that some in the fringes engage in such conduct casually overlooks the fact that the political opposition deploys such methods to gain undue advantage and create confusion and bad blood”