Comedian Debo Adebayo (well known as Mr Macaroni) has alleged a threat to his life by supporters of an undisclosed presidential candidate because they believe he is against their choice.
The 29-year-old actor made the allegation in a Twitter post on Sunday.
He said he has been experiencing cyberbullying from supporters of “a presidential candidate”.
Mr Macaroni 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 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. Cyberbullying 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!”
Mr Macaroni wrote angrily against the insinuation of Sahara Reporters which wrote that “many assumed (the presidential candidate in question) to be Peter Obi of the Labour Party”.
Moments after that tweet, Mr Macaroni reacted sharply: “Na why we dey always fight be this. I did not mention any Candidate’s name because I didn’t want to blame them for the actions of their supporters. But you went ahead to wrongly accuse the one presidential candidate who has always preached peace and calmness to his supporters”.