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Peter Obi Denies Calling 2023 Presidential Election 'Religious War'

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has debunked reports that he referred to the just concluded presidential election as a “religious war.”


Obi was accused of making the statement in a leaked audio clip with founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.


But in a recent interview with Arise TV, the former Anambra State governor denied calling the presidential election a “religious war.”


He maintained that the clip was the handiwork of “manipulators.”


He said he is not an ethnic/religious bigot, stressing that he sponsors many Muslim residents in Onitsha on pilgrimages to Mecca.


He said, “I did not say the election was a religious war because it is not. These are manipulators. I am not an ethnic/religious bigot. I celebrated Salah with Muslim residents in Onitsha as I have often done. I have sponsored many to Mecca. I am not the one with a same faith ticket.

“And let’s not forget, there was only one person that told his supporters to: ‘snatch it! Grab it and run with it’ during this election season.”