MR. Festus Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour and Spokesperson for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign, has reacted to the leaked audio conversation between Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate Mr. Peter Obi and the Founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Since Saturday, an audio clip released by the online newspaper Peoples Gazzete has gone viral on social media.
Obi was heard in the audio pleading with Oyedepo to assist him in mobilizing Christian voters ahead of the election, particularly those in the North Central states of Kwara, Kogi, and Niger, declaring the election a religious war.
Throughout the conversation, Obi could be heard saying, “Yes, Daddy.”In response to the conversation, Keyamo stated that God had exposed Obi for declaring a religious war in a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country, declaring his dream of becoming President one day dead.
“So, when they were telling their hapless adherents that they heard the voice of the Lord, it was actually Peter Obi’s telephone calls they heard and not God’s voice. This is deceitful, shameful and disgusting. Imagine a so-called ‘man of God’ comparing notes with a politician as to what he said or what he would say on the pulpit in order to get him votes.
“I hope this sufficiently embarrasses the ‘men of God’ in Nigeria to forthwith desist from using the pulpit for politics and the Church-goers to stop being teleguided by their self-serving ‘men of God’.
“As for Peter Obi who declared an election a ‘religious war’ in a multi-religious and multi-ethnic country like ours, the real God has just exposed him and his dream to be Nigeria’s President one day has just died a natural death. ‘Yes-daddy’ is now permanently etched in the consciousness of the nation and we will NEVER forget!”