“Endless forgeries from APC” — Obi’s campaign team denies leaked audio with Oyedepo
The Presidential Campaign Council of Obi-Datti has denied the authenticity of a leaked audio recording between their Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel).
The leaked audio, which surfaced on the night of April 1, 2023, purportedly features Obi and Oyedepo discussing ways to mobilize Christian voters in the South-West and areas of the North-Central states such as Kwara, Kogi, and Niger.
Diran Onifade, who serves as the Head of Media and Communications for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, characterized the leaked audio conversation as a typical example of the numerous falsifications that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is infamous for.
Obi’s Campaign Team on Leaked Audio with Oyedepo
“It appears the All Progressives Congress’ desperation to grab and retain power by foul means has refused to go away more than a month after they have grabbed the election as they planned.
“While we are toeing the constitutional path to retrieve our mandate, those who have truncated the wishes of the majority of Nigerians have recoursed to mischief and endless subterfuge to continue to hold on to what they know does not belong to them.
“From the show of shame in Port Harcourt to the drama in the Ibom Air aircraft, both of which they contrived, they have now moved to the circulation of a deep fake audio file aimed at promoting religious tension in the country.
“All these are meant to serve no other purpose than egregious mischief aimed at demarketing Peter Obi. If the goal is to create a credibility problem, the ploy has failed woefully.
“Peter Obi has long been on record as the only presidential candidate who has urged the Nigerians electorate not to vote for him on the basis of religion or tribe.
“We will therefore like to advice our beloved Nigerian people to remain focused on the task to take back the mandate we know was freely given to Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed through legitimate means.
“That is more important than to expect those who ran election on forged credentials and even fake Bishops to stop faking. They cannot stop being fraudulent because that is who they are.”