Valentine Obienyem, a media aide to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said the leaked audio of his principal’s conversation with the founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, was edited out of context.
Obienyem also claimed ‘our Nnewi prodigal brother’ is responsible for the leak.
In the audio clip, Obi seemed to be urging Oyedepo to encourage Christians to vote for him.
“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,” Obi apparently said in the trending audio.
But in a post on Facebook this Sunday, Obienyem said: “The badly doctored conservation with Bishop Oyedepo released by our Nnewi prodigal brother is the much they have discovered so far.
“They edited out the Muslim-Muslim ticket that led to the discussion, where Obi said that in a society like ours, religious balancing was a necessary consideration and that their recklessness had made Christians to assume it was a religious war.”
The All Progressives Congress, APC, fielded a Muslim-Muslim ticket, with Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.