By Ndayagi Sulaiman
Festus Keyamo believes that the leaked audio tape of the conversation between Peter Obi and Bishop David Oyedepo has killed the dream of the Labour Party 2023 presidential candidate to become Nigeria’s president one day.
In the leaked audio, Obi, quavering like a servant to his lord, sought the help of Oyedepo to sell him in the South West, Kwara, Kogi, and Niger as a candidate of the church.
He gave an assurance that the church will not regret backing him.
Obi declared the election as a religious war and wanted Oyedepo to reach out to the Christians in the aforementioned states.
Oyedepo responded that he was already doing something in that regard, citing a statement he had issued in which he said that a sick nation requires ‘a strong and healthy personality’.
To Oyedepo, the other main candidates were not good enough for Nigeria. Obi was the man, his God wanted for Nigeria.
Reacting to the audio, Keyamo, a minister and APC member, argued that Obi can never rule Nigeria.
The minister said: “Having confirmed the authenticity of what is now known as the Peter Obi ‘Yes-daddy’ audio, I think the real culprit here are the so-called ‘men of God’ who allowed themselves to be used by an unscrupulous politician to seek to inflame religious passions in our dear country in the name of politics. 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!”