Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has reportedly mocked supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi in his Easter message by referring to them as ‘headless mob’.
According to DailyPost, the phrase has now generated controversy on the governor’s Facebook page.
An Easter message by the governor, which was posted on his Facebook timeline, had wished Anambra people a happy Easter celebration but added that a headless mob killed Christ because of their emotions, which collided with the truth embodied by Christ.
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Soludo had in a piece written in November 2022 described Obi’s supporters as a headless mob, fueling the insinuation that the use of the words again in today’s Easter message may have been in mockery of Obi’s supporters known as OBIdients.
The comments had fuelled anger among OBIdients who reacted by attacking Soludo in the comment section of his post on Facebook.
The message posted by the governor on his timeline read: “Christ is risen, hallelujah! Our Lord brought the inconvenient truth about salvation.
“The headless mob mocked, condemned and crucified Him. Some 2000 years after, the truth, embodied in the risen Christ and His message of salvation and eternity, still endures.
“History teaches us and the experience of our Lord confirms that whenever strong fleeting emotions collide with the truth, emotions triumph temporarily but ultimately the truth prevails.
“May the resurrection power encourage all those with the wisdom and courage to stand up for the inconvenient truth at all times. Truth will always prevail. In the end, no history book has ever been written in honour of the emotive critics or the headless mob.
“May Anambra and Nigeria always win. Happy Easter to us all!”