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‘I get threats for not endorsing a presidential candidate’ — Mr Macaroni raises alarm

  Mr Macaroni, the actor and comedian, has alleged threats against him and his family for not endorsing “a particular candidate” ahead of th...


 

Mr Macaroni, the actor and comedian, has alleged threats against him and his family for not endorsing “a particular candidate” ahead of the 2023 general election.

In a Twitter thread on Sunday, the entertainer said a woman recently threatened his family for “not supporting their candidate.”

The film star also said he has been subjected to cyberbullying on several occasions for not publicly backing any presidential candidate ahead of next year’s election.

“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…,” he wrote.

 “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.”

The comedian, however, said he remains unperturbed by the threats, adding that he would keep enlightening people on how to make informed decisions at the polls.

 “There is so much dishonesty going on and it gets worse by the day. But my message 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!” he added.

“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.”

In a follow-up post on Monday, the actor called out those accusing him of hiding because he did not endorse any candidate.

 

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