Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party has been challenged by the Federal Government of Nigeria to explain his position about a leaked audio recording of a conversation he allegedly had with Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide.
According to the tape, which was made public by an online newspaper, Obi and Oyedepo were allegedly speaking.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, asked Obi to clarify what he meant when he described the discussion that was released “a fake doctored audio call” while speaking to the media on Monday in London.
“I need to draw the attention of Nigerians to the recent leaked audio of conversation between the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and the cleric.
The leaked audio rattled Nigerians because we heard Obi pleading with the cleric to interfere on his behalf to convince Christians that this is a religious war and they should support him,” he said.
If it’s phony, it never happened, according to Mohammed. However, if it’s doctored, it suggests that although the discussion did take place, it was altered.
“[Peter] Obi needs to speak up and explain whether the conversation actually happened or whether it did but was doctored. “If it was altered, what exactly was altered? Is it the “Yes Daddy” part of it or the part where he said it was a holy war? Is it the beginning, middle, or end?