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Peter Obi Denies Calling 2023 Presidential Election ‘Religious War’

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president, has refuted claims that he called the just completed presidential election a “religious war.”

According to, in a leaked audio clip, Obi appeared to be pleading with Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Winners Chapel, to push Christians in the South-West and Kwara state to vote for him, emphasizing that the election was a “religious war.”

However, in a recent interview with Arise TV, the former governor of Anambra State refuted claims that the election was a “religious war.”

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The clip, he claimed, was created by “manipulators.”


He emphasized that he sponsors numerous Muslim citizens of Onitsha on pilgrimages to Mecca in order to demonstrate that he is neither an ethnic or religious bigot.

He said, “I did not say the election was a religious war because it is not. These are manipulators. I am not an ethnic/religious bigot. I celebrated Salah with Muslim residents in Onitsha as I have often done. I have sponsored many to Mecca. I am not the one with a same faith ticket.

“And let’s not forget, there was only one person that told his supporters to: ‘snatch it! Grab it and run with it’ during this election season.”


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