Poster printing

Peter Obi berates ‘misguided’ supporters for using Muslim prayer rugs to campaign

Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has distanced himself from the viral image of prayer rugs with his campaign poster printed on them.

The image of the prayer rugs has been circulating on social media recently and has received mixed reactions.

While some Obi supporters believed the gesture had no implications, others criticized the use of images on objects of worship by Muslims.

Responding to the evolution of a Tweeter On his verified Twitter account on Friday, Obi declared his “deep respect” for the Muslim faith.

the old Anambra governor disavowed the campaign tactic, adding that it did not come from his team.

Obi said the concept was started by a support group, describing it as “misguided”.

“The inclusion of my photo on the prayer rug by a support group was misguided, even with the best of intentions,” the tweet read.

“It didn’t come from my campaign team. I have a deep respect for the Muslim faith and, indeed, for all other religions. We will never make fun of religion, ethnicity or gender. We are a Nigeria.

Reacting to the development, Reno Omokri, a former special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said it was important for all Muslims and Christians to read the Quran and the Bible to understand the precepts of both religions.

“I read the Koran. It’s wrong. Islam does not tolerate images of humans or animals in mosques,” he tweeted.