I’m under pressure to leave Nigeria, says Peter Obi
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has said that there is pressure on him to leave Nigeria.
Obi in a statement on Wednesday night, accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some government agencies, of trying to distract the country from the shortcomings recorded in this year’s elections, by casting aspersions on his person.
The former Anambra state governor also spoke on the issue of a viral audio recording that allegedly had him speaking to Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel, urging the cleric to act and support his ambition as a way to see that Christians win the “religious war” in Nigeria.
Obi described the alleged viral audio as fake.
“The present attempts by the APC as a Party, and the APC Led-government through some government officials and agencies to divert our attention from our blatantly stolen mandate is unfortunate and sad,” Obi said.
“These have come and continued to manifest in different ways, such as the malicious accusation of the Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, the circulation of a fake doctored audio call, and a pressure on me to leave the country.
“Let me reiterate that the audio call being circulated is fake, and at no time throughout the campaign and now did I ever say, think, or even imply that the 2023 election is, or was a religious war.”
He called on Nigerians and the international community to urge the APC to stop their attacks.
Also, he added that his focus and commitment is to lawfully and peacefully retrieve the people’s mandate.