Says Audio Conversation With Oyedepo is Fake
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party has described as fake and a forgery, the circulated audio recording of him and Bishop David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church.
Obi called the fake tape a product of the endless forgerie the All Progressives Congress is noted for.
Diran Onifade, Media Head of the Labour Party Presidential Team, released the statement on Sunday in Abuja.
As reported by Vanguard news, this is part of the statement:
“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”