The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has issued a disclaimer against campaign posters of himself on Muslim prayer mats.
The said prayer mats were made by support groups to be shared as campaign souvenirs to potential Muslim voters.
Pictures of the mats went viral on social media, drawing the condemnation of many, especially Muslims whose religion frowns at the use of images on items of worship.
Declaring his “deep respect” for the Muslim faith, the former Governor of Anambra State wrote on his Twitter handled that the mats were not from his campaign team.
“The inclusion of my picture on the praying mat by a support group was misguided, even with the best of intentions,” he tweeted on Friday.
“It didn’t emanate from my campaign team. I have deep respect for the Muslim faith and indeed, for every other religion. We will never mock any faith, ethnicity or gender. We are one Nigeria.”