BREAKING: I am under pressure to leave Nigeria| Audio call with Oyedepo is fake – Peter Obi
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, at the
just concluded presidential election, Peter Obi, has claimed that he is under
pressure to leave Nigeria.
Obi, in a statement on Wednesday night, slammed the ruling
All Progressives Congress, APC and some government agencies, accusing them of
The former Anambra State Governor also insisted the viral
audio of him and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners’ Chapel is fake.
“I continue to thank all Nigerians, especially the youths
and the Obidients, as they have remained focused on the core mission of a New
Nigeria that is POssible even after the February 25, 2023 presidential
election,” Obi said.
“I repeatedly stated
that no one should vote for me based on Tribe or Religion, but rather on the
assessment of Character, Competence, Capacity, Credibility, and Compassion that
can be trusted to create a New Nigeria!
“The present attempts by the APC as a Party, and the APC
Led-government through some government officials and agencies to divert our
attention from our blatantly stolen mandate is unfortunate and sad.
“These have come and continued to manifest in different
ways, such as the malicious accusation of the Minister of Information, Mr Lai
Mohammed, the circulation of a fake doctored audio call, and a pressure on me
to leave the country.
“Let me reiterate that the audio call being circulated is
fake, and at no time throughout the campaign and now did I ever say, think, or
even imply that the 2023 election is, or was a religious war,” Obi said.
“The attempts to manipulate Nigerians is very sad and
wicked. Our legal team have been instructed to take appropriate legal actions
against Peoples Gazette and others.
“Elections are over, and we are in court to retrieve our
stolen mandate. Let me reiterate that we are doing so through all lawful and
peaceful options in line with our legal system and constitution, and I continue
to implore all Nigerians to remain peaceful and law abiding.
Those fixated with heating up the polity, creating
divisions, tensions and hatred within and outside Nigeria should remember that
Nigeria is our only country. Our focus should be on how to address the litany
of challenges facing us, such as: flawed electoral processes, the parlous state
of our economy, unsustainable debt burden, lamentable unemployment and
inflation, insecurity, and multi-dimensional poverty. A New Nigeria is indeed
POssible, and God will help us.”
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