The presiding Bishop of Faith Tabernacle, David Oyedepo, has reacted to a purported audio recording of him and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
On Saturday, April 1st, a purported audio recording of both men went viral. In the said audio recording, a man alleged to be Peter Obi was heard appealing to the Bishop to help solicit votes from Christians in the South-West.
“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,” he was heard in the audio
In his reaction, Oyedepo said he never spoke to any group of people, on behalf of any politician. Speaking to members of his church during Sunday, April 2 service, Oyedepo 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 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”