Peter Obi Vows Legal Action, Denies Authenticity of Leaked Audio Allegedly Calling Presidential Election a Religious War
Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 presidential election, has denied the authenticity of a leaked audio that allegedly had him telling Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, that the presidential election was a religious war. Obi denied ever referring to the election as a religious war, stating that at no point in his issue-based campaign did he make such comments.
In a statement signed personally by Obi on Wednesday, he lamented the alleged attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress to divert attention from what he called a “blatantly stolen mandate.” He highlighted various ways in which he alleged the APC has attempted to undermine his campaign, including the circulation of a fake doctored audio call and pressure on him to leave the country.
Obi further stated that his legal team had been instructed to take appropriate legal action against the online media platform that published the leaked audio. He called on all concerned Nigerians and the international community to implore the APC and the APC-led government to stop their nasty attacks, reiterating his focus and commitment to lawfully and peacefully retrieve what he called his mandate to secure and unite the nation.
Obi emphasized his desire to take Nigeria from consumption to production, pull millions of Nigerians out of multidimensional poverty, especially in the north, and jump-start prosperity through agricultural, industrial, and technological revolution. Despite the challenges he faced during the campaign, Obi remained resolute in his determination to bring positive change to Nigeria.