Leaked Telephone Conversation: Bishop Oyedepo Breaks Silence After Alleged Discussion With Peter Obi
- Bishop David Oyedepo has debunked the claim that he had a conversation with Peter Obi of the Labour Party on canvassing for southwest votes ahead of the 2023 polls
- Oyedepo's reactions followed the release of a leaked telephone conversation between Obi and the clergy by an online news platform
- According to Oyedepo, no one has ever told him what to do and nobody will do such until he dies and goes to heaven
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The founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has debunked the claim of having a conversation with the flag bearer of the Labour Party, Peter Obi over canvassing votes from Kwara state ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Daily Trust reports that Oyedepo while speaking in his church on Sunday, April 2, said he has never campaigned for any politician in any election across the country.
Oyedepo's reaction comes barely 24 hours after the Peoples Gazette, an online news publication published a leaked telephone conversation between the cleric and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
In the leaked conversation, Peter Obi was allegedly soliciting the support of Oyedepo to help get votes from Christians in the SouthWest region of the country and Kwara state, the cleric's home state.
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In the alleged leaked conversation which has been termed doctored by members of the Obidient movement including the spokesperson for the ObiDatti Media Office, Diran Onifade, the former governor of Anambra state urged Oyedepo to speak to his people.
He allegedly 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."
However, reacting to the alleged telephone conversation, Oyedpo said he never spoke to any group of people on behalf of any politician.
The Bishop said:
“Nobody had ever told me what to say in this world. No. I have never campaigned for anybody or speak on anybody’s behalf and I will not do that till I go to heaven.
“There is no (political) party in this country that didn’t come to me for prayers and for advice. I advised them, some, they didn’t take.
"Those who chose to take it, they see results; those who said no, they are going about it (laughs). If you still come again, I will still tell you, it doesn’t change."
Peter Obi finally speaks on trending 'leaked telephone conversation' with Bishop Oyedepo
The ObiDatti Media office described the alleged leaked telephone conversation between Peter Obi and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church as APC propaganda.
The organisation said the Labour party and Peter Obi cannot be deterred from reclaiming their lost mandate.
According to the organisation, the APC has tried several tricks to malign the person of Peter Obi and the Labour Party since the off-shoot of the election campaigns.
2023 presidential elections: Peter Obi blasts US APC over comments on Obidients' White House Park protest
The ObiDatti Campaign Organisation has said that Peter Obi is not involved in the protest against the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president-elect.
The protest is scheduled to take place at the Park opposite the White House and is said to be allegedly sponsored by Peter Obi and the Labour Party.
According to the ObiDatti organisation, neither Peter Obi nor Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed has anything to do with the planned protest in the USA.