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Group Condemns linking Peter Obi to leaked audio conversation


Group Condemns linking Peter Obi to leaked audio conversation

By Jennifer S Kuwanta

A civil service organization, Global Network for Sustainable Development has condemned the purported leaked audio conversation between the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi and the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo.

The group convener, Ambassador Phil Roberts who condemned the allegation in strong terms, said Obi’s team had since discredited the said audio conversation, adding that the conversation was doctored with the intent of tarnishing his most revered image.

The group alleged that main political actors still in power had the past made bigoted statements and no one denigrated them.

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While quoting section 37 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (amended), the group said if the alleged telephone conversation was true, then those who leaked it acted in breach of a citizen’s confidentiality and right to privacy, describing it as malicious, callous and criminal.

According to the group, it is aware that the ruling party (APC) was the brain behind the blackmail, stressing that it was a plot to distract Nigerians from challenging the party’s purchased victory at the “fraudulent presidential poll”.

The group urges the Labour Party’s presidential candidate to press charges aganist those behind the ‘doctored’ telephone conversation, saying it was an invasion of privacy which is punishable by the law.

They called telecommunication companies in the country to rise up to their responsibility of protecting their customer’s privacy, urging Nigerians to ignore the blackmail and focus on retrieving the mandate they have to Obi from those who hijacked it in a fraudulent way.

The president of the Global Center for Leadership and Good Governance, Mr Ogedengbe Ayodele Monday had said the ruling party and it’s cohorts are diverting Nigerians attention from the procured mandate of their presidential candidate.

Ogedengbe stated the election was unfair due to massive rigging, snatching of ballot boxes, ethnic profiling, voters intimidation, and many others. He said:
“Inec went ahead and declared the very fraudulent election in favour of the ruling party. Such procured result that both international and local observers were all disappointed in.”

Mr Monday also decried the high number of lives lost during the election period and the lackadaisical attitude of the government towards these deaths.

He said we have to leave a good legacy for the nation and the future generations to come. “we must be nationalists and embrace equity and justice as it is what we owe the universe.”

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