LP Campaign Issues Disclaimer Over Kenneth Okonkwo’s Confirming Alleged Leaked Phone Call With Oyedepo

LP Campaign Issues Disclaimer Over Kenneth Okonkwo’s Confirming Alleged Leaked Phone Call With Oyedepo

The Head of Obi Datti Media Office, Diran Onifade has distanced the Labour Party stand bearer, Peter Obi from Kenneth Okonkwo’s statement where he clarified Obi’s stance in the purported audio recording of a telephone conversation between the LP candidate and the Founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo.

Recall, one of Peter Obi’s spokesmen, Kenneth Okonkwo confirmed the audio and justified why the former Anambra State toed that line amid accusations of resorting to religion as a tool for the election.

He clarified that Obi did not attempt in any way to use religion as a tool but rather that the APC which floated a Muslim-Muslim ticket did and should be accused of that.

However, in a  statement on Sunday by the Head, Obi Datti Media Office, Diran Onifade, said the viral audio further confirms the desperation of the APC.

“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,” Onifade said.

He pointed out that, “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,” the statement said.

He stressed that, “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 advise 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 for 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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