The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has been challenged by the federal government to further clarify his position on the alleged leaked audio conversation between him and Bishop David Oyedepo.
In his address to the media on Monday, the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed stated that Obi ought to clarify his meaning when he said the audio was “a fake doctored audio call.”
According to the minister, the content of the audio shows that Obi got his votes from areas of religious leanings, which does not bode well for the nation’s politics.
“I need to draw the attention of Nigerians to the recently leaked audio of the 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.
“If it is fake, it means it never took place. But if it is doctored, it means there was that conversation but it was manipulated.
“Obi needs to come out and make the clarification on whether the conversation did not take place or it took place, but it was doctored.
“If it was doctored, which part of it was doctored?
“Is it the beginning, the middle or the end or is it the ‘Yes Daddy’ part of it, or where he said it was a religious war?”, Mohammed asked.
“From the outcome of the presidential elections, you will see that Obi got his vote mostly from the areas where he comes from and his religious leaning.
“This is not good for the politics of Nigeria and it is very dangerous.
“As a result of this kind of campaign, Nigeria is more divided than ever and people are being heard commenting either based on their religious position or ethnic origin.
“Many otherwise respected commentators are not left behind on the effect of this divisive politics,” he added.
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