Renowned journalist and columnist, Mr Sam Omatseye, on Tuesday, accused some supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, of sending death threats to him.
The alleged death threats are coming barely one day after Omatseye wrote an opinion piece in The Nation, entitled ‘Obi-tuary’.
The columnist in a tweet on Tuesday, urged Obi to call his supporters to order, saying the LP presidential candidate should be held responsible if any untoward thing happened to him.
Omatseye 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!”
The columnist had in his writeup published in The Nation, on Monday, said Obi’s presidential aspirant had created a shelter for miscreants.
The piece had partly read, “Obi has turned out to be an excuse for even closet Biafrans to betray open emotions about Biafra without being accused of it.
“This includes intellectuals who did not show mercy to him while he reigned in Anambra as a pharisaic chief executive. It is like wearing a colour beneath another colour. Obi has become a shelter for both miscreants and activists of the crowd.”
While also comparing Obi to former President Goodluck Jonathan, the columnist had accused Obi of exploiting as a bait in the 2023 presidential contest.
Omatseye’s column had added, “He (Obi) is therefore using religion as a 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.”
Recall that last Friday during his visit, Obi had reportedly received a massive welcome at the 100,000-capacity Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja.