The Federal Government (FG) has challenged the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, to explain his stance on a leaked audio of the conversation he allegedly had with the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Addressing newsmen in London, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, called Obi to explain what he meant by saying the leaked conversation was “a fake doctored audio call.”
The minister said, “I need to draw the attention of Nigerians to the recently leaked audio of a conversation between the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and the cleric.
He noted that the “leaked audio rattled Nigerians because we heard Obi pleading with the cleric to interfere on his behalf to convince Christians that this is a religious war and they should support him.”
Lai stressed that “If it is fake, it means it never took place. But if it is doctored, it means there was that conversation but it was manipulated. He noted that “Obi needs to come out and make the clarification on whether the conversation did not take place or it took place, but it was doctored.
He said, “If it was doctored, which part of it was doctored? Is it the beginning, the middle or the end or is it the ‘Yes Daddy’ part of it, or where he said it was a religious war?”
Lai blasts Obi for campaigning on religion and ethnicity
Mohammed explained that the leaked audio had corroborated the position that Obi’s electioneering campaign was based on religion and ethnicity.
He said, “From the outcome of the presidential elections, you will see that Obi got his vote mostly from areas where he comes from and his religious leaning. This is not good for the politics of Nigeria and it is very dangerous.
The Information minister further added that “Obi’s kind of campaign, Nigeria is more divided than ever and people are being heard commenting either based on their religious position or ethnic origin.”
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