Peter Obi Breaks Silence On Leaked Audio

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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says the leaked audio of the conversation between him and the founder of Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo is fake.

Peter Obi Breaks Silence On Leaked Audio
Peter Obi

Peter Obi made this known in a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

It could be recalled that an audio clip had broken the internet with a voice similar to that of Obi can be heard asking Oyedepo to speak to the Christians in the south-west and Kwara to vote for him in the presidential poll, describing the election as a “religious war”.

The audio clip, triggered mixed reactions from the public, with some accusing Peter Obi of playing the religion card to garner votes.

The LP campaign council said the audio was a deep fake and accused the APC of trying to demarket Obi.

The council said it was a plot to create a credibility problem for its candidate and had no purpose but mischief.

However, reacting Peter Obi said, “I continue to thank all Nigerians, especially the youths and the Obidients, as they have remained focused on the core mission of a New Nigeria that is POssible even after the February 25, 2023, presidential election.”

“I repeatedly stated that no one should vote for me based on Tribe or Religion, but rather on the assessment of Character, Competence, Capacity, Credibility, and Compassion that can be trusted to create a New Nigeria!

“The present attempts by the APC as a Party, and the APC Led-government through some government officials and agencies to divert our attention from our blatantly stolen mandate is unfortunate and sad.

“These have come and continued to manifest in different ways, such as the malicious accusation of the Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, the circulation of a fake doctored audio call, and pressure on me to leave the country.

“Let me reiterate that the audio call being circulated is fake, and at no time throughout the campaign and now did I ever say, think, or even imply that the 2023 election is, or was a religious war.

“The attempts to manipulate Nigerians are very sad and wicked. Our legal team has been instructed to take appropriate legal actions against Peoples Gazette and others.

“Elections are over, and we are in court to retrieve our stolen mandate. Let me reiterate that we are doing so through all lawful and peaceful options in line with our legal system and constitution, and I continue to implore all Nigerians to remain calm and law-abiding.

“Those fixated on heating up the polity, creating divisions, tensions, and hatred within and outside Nigeria should remember that Nigeria is our only country.

“Our focus should be on how to address the litany of challenges facing us, such as flawed electoral processes, the parlous state of our economy, unsustainable debt burden, lamentable unemployment and inflation, insecurity, and multi-dimensional poverty. A New Nigeria is indeed possible, and God will help us.”

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