The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has reacted after the allegations of a leaked phone conversation with the founder of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Obi in a personally signed statement on Tuesday said he has observed the various campaigns of calumny directed at his person in the past few days.
The former Anambra State Governor also denied allegations of inciting people against the Nigerian state or encouraging anyone to undermine Nigeria as accused by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
We recalls Obi was alleged in the said leaked audio to have described the 2023 presidential election as a religious war and urged Bishop Oyedepo to help him mobilize Christian votes.
Also, Lai Mohammed accused him of inciting Nigerians to violence over the outcome of the presidential election.
According to Obi in his reaction, the allegations against him are untrue and contrary to his personality.
He added however that he remains unshaken in seeking redress in court over the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Obi wrote: “In the past few days, I have observed various campaigns of calumny directed at my person, with the latest being allegations attributed to the information Minister, Lai Mohammed from Washington DC.
“It is most unfortunate that these consistent efforts to portray me quite contrary to what I am, and my core values, is coming from such high quarters. Minister Lai accusing me of stoking insurrection is totally malicious and fictitious.
“I have never discussed or encouraged anyone to undermine the Nigerian state; I have never sponsored or preached any action against the Nigerian state. Those initiating these actions have increasingly used their official positions and agents to make false allegations against me.
“I am on record as always, advocating for peace and issue-based campaign and never campaigned based on ethnicity or religion. I am committed to due process, and presently seeking redress in the Court.
“I urge those engaged in this demarketing process to stop presenting Nigeria in such bad light. Our future generations deserve a new Nigeria, where they can live a secure and decent life like their counterparts in other climes. It is possible. -PO”