Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of funding propaganda to discredit him.
This was in response to an alleged audio recording of a conversation between himself and David Oyedepo, Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel).
According to the audio, Obi asked Bishop Oyedepo to mobilize church support for him on the eve of the presidential election.
Obi stated on Sunday in Abuja, through the Head of Obi Datti Media Office, Diran Onifade, that the mischief planned by those behind the tape will not work.
While accusing the Party of continuing to support fake news,
He claimed that the APC wants to keep power by disseminating false audio files about him.
The former Anambra State governor, however, stated that he is not discouraged and remains committed to reclaiming his mandate from Nigerians through constitutional means.
He stated that, in contrast to the APC, which parades forged credentials and even fake Bishops, the Labour Party has always urged Nigerians not to vote based on ethnic, religious, or other sentimental lines.
“It appears that the All Progressives Congress’ desperation to seize and retain power through dubious means has persisted more than a month after they won the election as planned.”
“While we follow the constitutional path to reclaim our mandate, those who have thwarted the wishes of the people”
The majority of Nigerians have resorted to deception and endless subterfuge in order to keep what they know does not belong to them.
“From the humiliation in Port Harcourt to the drama in the Ibom Air plane, which they staged, they have now moved on to the distribution of a deep fake audio file aimed at inciting religious tension in the country.”
“All of this serves no purpose other than egregious mischief aimed at demarketing Peter Obi.” If the goal was to create a credibility crisis, the ploy failed miserably.
“Peter Obi has long been on record as the only presidential candidate who has urged Nigerians not to vote for him based on religion or ethnicity.”
“As a result, we will advise our beloved Nigerian people to stay focused on the task of reclaiming the mandate that we know was freely given to Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed through legitimate means.”
“This is more important than expecting those who ran for office on forged credentials, including fake Bishops, to stop faking.” They can’t stop being dishonest because it’s who they are.”