Comedian and skit maker, Debo Adedayo popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, has said some persons have made threats on his life and his family because he refused to support a certain presidential candidate.
Macaroni stated this on his Twitter handle. He however did not disclose the name of the presidential candidate. According to him, Nigerians must elect the most suitable candidates to occupy various leadership positions in the country.
See his tweets below
”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 for 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. Cyber bullying 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!”
Reacting to this development during in-house press briefing, the convener of Concerned Nigerians, Mr Deji Adeyanju condemned in strong terms the proliferation of threats, abuses and attacks on the lives of people who openly criticise both the current government and those intending to hold various political posts across the country.
“It is unfortunate that many people who chose to speak out against tyranny and subjugation have been marked out and targeted by some political thugs and villains” he said.
Speaking further, Mr Adeyanju notified that constructive criticism is part of the game, the beauty of democracy is criticism and opposition.
“When everyone becomes silent because of attacks and threats, then that is no longer democracy. But as for me, I will never allow anyone to silence me. I will never give in to bullies anywhere”.