...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has received criticism from his supporters, known as the ‘Obidents’, following his visit to Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
Obi had visited the Professor on Sunday to make amends after his supporters verbally attacked Soyinka over his previous comments about them.
Soyinka had accused the LP candidate of creating “a climate of fear” due to how his supporters criticize anyone who disagrees with their presidential candidate.
Many of Obi’s supporters expressed their displeasure with the visit on social media, saying he should not have visited someone who had referred to them as a threat to the judiciary.
Some supporters accused Soyinka of being a bigot and suggested that he would never support Obi, even if his opponent was worse than Satan.
Others suggested that Obi should make some enemies instead of always trying to be amicable.
The reactions on social media indicate a division among Obi’s supporters regarding the visit to Soyinka.
While some believe it was unnecessary and a miscalculation, others suggest that it was a gesture of reconciliation and an attempt to move past the previous altercation.
The incident highlights the importance of maintaining positive relationships with influential figures in politics and society.
It also highlights the challenges of managing and satisfying the expectations of supporters, who can sometimes have conflicting views and demands.