A report by Daily Trust indicates that a House of Representatives member-elect representing Kano Municipal, Sagir Koki, has mimicked the conversation of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi, with Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel.
Telescope.ng gathered that an online news platform, Peoples Gazette had on Saturday night released an audio where Obi was heard describing the 2023 election as a religious war. The issue has been trending on social media.
In the audio, Obi was heard begging Oyedepo to help him mobilise Christian voters ahead of the election, especially those in the North Central states of Kwara, Kogi and Niger, declaring the election was a religious war.
The former governor of Anambra State was repeatedly said, ‘Yes Daddy”, while the conversation lasted.
Obi was reported to have said: “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. Like I keep saying: if this works, you people will never regret the support.”
While verifying the authenticity of the audio in a statement in the wee hours of Sunday, Kenneth Okonkwo, spokesperson for the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign, claimed it was taken out of context by critics
Mimicking Obi after presenting his Certificate of Return to Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Koki wrote, “Thank You Daddy, Yess Daddy