Valentine Obienyem who is media aide to the presidential candidate of Labour Party in the February 25 general election, Peter Obi, has revealed individuals suspected to be behind his principal’s leaked conversation with David Oyedepo, founder of Winners Chapel.
The Peoples Gazette had earlier published an exclusive report with an audio conversation that suggested Obi solicited the support of Oyedepo to get votes from Christians in the South-West ahead of the February 25 presidential election.
The leaked audio has gone viral causing heated debate among Nigerians on social media.
In another report, ICIR had reported how the spokespersons of Obi’s team been expressing conflicting positions regarding the issue.
However, in a Facebook post, Obienyem said while reacting that the video was released by someone he identified as an “Nnewi prodigal brother.”
He said, “I heard they set up a Committee made up of some communications experts, headed by our prodigal brother from Nnewi. They are reviewing all calls Obi made in the last three years, and especially now to see if he mentioned Interim Government or anything that will make them prosecute him for treason when and if they take over.
“Till now, they are yet to see any. 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.”