Valentine Obienyem, a communications aide to Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, has claimed that the leaked recording of his principal’s chat with Winners Chapel founder Bishop David Oyedepo was cut out of context.
Obienyem also stated that the leak was caused by “our Nnewi Prodigal brother.”
Obi appeared to be asking Oyedepo in the audio clip to encourage Christians to vote for him.
“Daddy, I need you to speak to your people in the South-West and Kwara, the Christians in the South-West and Kwara. This is a religious war,” Obi apparently said in the trending audio.
But in a post on Facebook this Sunday, Obienyem said: “The badly doctored conservation with Bishop Oyedepo released by our Nnewi prodigal brother is the much they have discovered so far.
“They edited out the Muslim-Muslim ticket that led to the discussion, where Obi said that in a society like ours, religious balancing was a necessary consideration and that their recklessness had made Christians to assume it was a religious war.”
The All Progressives Congress, APC, ran a Muslim-Muslim ticket, with Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as running mates.
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