Nigerian columnist, Farooq Kperogi has reacted to a shriek that Gregory Oseloka Obi, son of the presidential candidate of the Labour Celebration, Peter Obi, stepped on Nigeria’s flag.
A Twitter user identified as OfficialPigo had claimed that Obi’s son dressed in an IPOB t-shirt stood on the Nigeria flag.
The tweet reads, “In the photos is Gregory Oseloka Obi, Mr Peter Obi’s son with IPOB dresses on, standing on the Nigeria national flag. We are staring at.”
In a series of tweets by capacity of his Twitter cope with on Monday, Kperogi described the shriek as unfounded adding that the accusations against Obi and his son are intolerably circulation.
He claimed that some of us that resent Obi’s rising national visibility and capacity disruption are announcing that an unidentified IPOB activist who stepped on the Nigerian flag is Obi’s son.
Kperogi told these linking the LP candidate to the unfounded news to end the propaganda and focal level on their right considerations forward of the 2023 presidential elections.
He wrote: “This unidentified IPOB activist stepping on the Nigerian flag whereas robed within the colors of the Biafran flag is being falsely referred to as Peter Obi’s son by of us that resent Obi’s rising national visibility & capacity disruption of the certainties of next year’s presidential election.
“Nevertheless although he were Obi’s son (he isn’t), is it dazzling to buy Obi in impress for the opinions and decisions of his grownup son who’s now not now not up to 30 years former? Are pastors & imams in impress for the decisions of their kids who are now atheists? Could perhaps perhaps also silent atheist of us rating responsibility for his or her kids who’re non secular?
“How about puritan of us whose kids are now libertines and s*xual deviants? Or political liberals whose kids are fire-drinking conservatives and vice versa? All adults agree with a honest to buy opinions that are honest of their of us & that transcend their upbringing.
“If Obi’s son isn’t already a father himself, he’s more than former ample to be one. It’s insulting to his intelligence & sense of self to attribute whatever opinions he holds to his dad If the decisions—in this case, unfounded decisions—of a kid is all you might well presumably presumably moreover invoke to interrogate the motives of a mother or father, then you no doubt haven’t got the relaxation on that mother or father.
“I’ve by no formula read, seen, heard, or watched the relaxation that even remotely suggests that Obi is any less patriotic than every other Nigerian. It’s neatly-behaved to leer Obi and his data — love we could well presumably moreover silent produce to all who aspire to be president—however making up unfounded, scurrilous accusations against him and his son is dazzling intolerably circulation.“