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Peter Obi Breaks Silence On Phone Conversation With Bishop Oyedepo

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to the leaked phone conversation between him and Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide.

The audio in which Obi described the 2023 presidential election as a ‘religious war’, had been trending since it was published by an online newspaper, Peoples Gazette on Saturday.

However, the presidential candidate, who returned to Twitter on Tuesday morning after taking a break since the scandal broke, reacted to the audio and the comments made by Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who accused him of treason.

Obi posted on Twitter on Tuesday, “In the past few days, I have observed various campaigns of calumny directed at my person, with the latest being allegations attributed to the information Minister, Lai Mohammed from Washington DC.”

“It is most unfortunate that these consistent efforts to portray me quite contrary to what I am, and my core values, is coming from such high quarters. Minister Lai accusing me of stoking insurrection is totally malicious and fictitious.

“I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. Those initiating these actions have increasingly used their official positions and agents to make false allegations against me.”

“I am on record as always, advocating for peace and issue-based campaign and never campaigned based on ethnicity or religion. I am committed to due process, and presently seeking redress in the Court.”

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“I urge those engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light. Our future generations deserve a new Nigeria, where they can live a secure and decent life like their counterparts in other climes. It is possible,” the statement added.

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