Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi has retracted an early claim by his campaign spokesperson, Kenneth Okonkwo which confirmed the leaked phone conversation between Mr. Peter Obi and Bishop Oyedepo of the Living Faith Ministry.
A new press statement from the Head of the presidential campaign council of the Labour Party, Diran Onifade and the Chief spokesperson of the campaign council, Dr. Yunusa Tanko rejected the confirmation of the conversation and regard the recording as "fake".
They accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of being behind the mischief.
Press Release by the Obi-Datti presidential campaign council, as jointly signed by Diran Onifade and Dr. Yunusa Tanko, the Head of the media and Chief Spokesperson of the campaign council read:
"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 Portharcourt 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.
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Written by Ejiro Hassan (ejiro)
Published 4/2/2023 7:07:03 PM