Peter Obi Fights “Religious War” Accusations, Sues People’s Gazette

Peter Obi Fights "Religious War" Accusations, Sues People's Gazette

Peter Obi, a Nigerian presidential candidate, vehemently denies “religious war” accusations from a leaked audio recording and takes legal action against People’s Gazette, highlighting the need for responsible journalism and transparency in Nigerian politics.


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  • Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi is under fire after a leaked audio recording, allegedly featuring him discussing the 2023 election as a religious war, was published by the People’s Gazette.
  • Obi denies the authenticity of the recording, calling it “fake” and “doctored,” and has announced plans to take legal action against the publication.
  • Concerns have been raised about the role of the media in Nigerian politics, how religion affects political campaigns, and how important it is to protect the freedom and independence of the media in Nigeria. 

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has been criticized after a leaked audio tape was released by the People’s Gazette. On the tape, Obi is said to call the 2023 election a “religious war.” Obi has responded by calling the audio fake and announcing that he will sue the magazine for damages.

The Leaked Audio and its Implications

A video of Peter Obi and David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church purportedly talking the 2023 presidential election as a holy conflict was made public on Saturday by People’s Gazette. Obi is heard encouraging Oyedepo to tell his supporters in the southwest and northcentral regions about the warning. The leaked recording has sparked intense debates and discussions on social media, with many Nigerians criticizing Obi for supporting a campaign that is primarily motivated by religion in the country’s varied society.

Peter Obi’s Response

Peter Obi expressed gratitude to Nigerians in a statement for their ongoing support, especially the young and the Obidients, and reaffirmed his dedication to a new Nigeria. He responded to the recording that had slipped, labeling it “fake” and “doctored,” and asserting that he had never said, suggested, or even believed the 2023 election was a battle of religions. Obi declared that his legal team would take the proper legal action against People’s Gazette and others engaged in the distribution of the false recording, accusing the APC and the APC-led government of trying to hide the fact that they had “blatantly stolen the mandate” from the people.

Consequences of the Leaked Audio on Nigerian Politics

People are wondering how religion influences politics in Nigeria and what might happen if religious campaigns are conducted in the nation in light of the controversy surrounding the recording leak. This shows how important harmony and approval are for political leaders, especially in Nigeria, a country with many different cultures. The accusations made against the APC and the government led by the APC also suggest that shady methods may be used to hurt the reputations of other candidates.

The Role of the Media in Nigerian Politics

Because of the audio leak, people are asking about the role of the media in Nigerian politics and how important it is for journalists to follow the rules.The event shows how important it is to report responsibly and check facts, especially in the digital age when false information can spread quickly.The case shows how important it is to protect the freedom and independence of the media in Nigeria, which has been getting more and more attention in recent years.


The way Peter Obi reacted to the recording being made public shows how important honesty and checking facts are in Nigerian politics. The debate about the tape shows how hard it is for journalists and media organizations in Nigeria. It also shows how important it is to keep the press free and fair. As the case goes on, it will be important to watch how the government and the media react to this new information and what it means for democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria in general. 

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