I didn’t visit Tinubu, Obi says; sheds light on controversial call with Oyedepo


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has raised the alarm over the activities of those he described as hirelings who he said were desperate to derail the party’s quest to reclaim its stolen presidential mandate.

He said these persons were responsible for the attempts to destabilise the party as well as cast him and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, in a bad light.

He described the activities of these persons as the height of rascality intended to derail them from pursuing justice.

Obi, who said this in an Arise live Television programme on Monday night, however, said the party remained unwavering and committed to pursuing its case at the election tribunal to its logical conclusion.

Speaking on his leaked telephone conversation with the Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, that the election has become a religious war, Obi said, “Whatever anybody wants to make of it is fine with me, but all I can tell you is that I am not a religious or a tribal bigot.”

He said he couldn’t have been a religious or tribal bigot and kept the closest person he had when he was governor; ADC, a Muslim from Kano, ditto his police commissioner.

He also repeated the confession of the Muslim community in Anambra State who confirmed during last week’s Sallah festivities that he helped them to rebuild their damaged mosque and remained the only non-Muslim governor who sent Muslims to hajj.

On the report showing a picture of him visiting the president-elect, Obi said he never visited Bola Tinubu as speculated on social media.


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