According to Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, he has never participated in any political campaigning during a national election.
He made this statement on Sunday while discussing religion at the church’s administrative center in Ogun State.
This comes less than a day after the audio of Obi pleading with Oyedepo’s support to win over Christians in the South-West was made public by the online newspaper Peoples Gazette.
The 2023 presidential election will be a religious war, according to the former governor of Anambra State, who also claimed that the votes are necessary.
“Dad, I need you to talk to your people, the Christians in the South-West and Kwara.
It’s a battle between religions. Like I always say, if this succeeds, you people won’t regret your support, he said in the audio.
Oyedepo’s response was that he had never spoken to a group of people on a politician’s behalf.
“I’ve never had anyone tell me what to say in this world. No. I have never advocated for anyone or spoken on their behalf, and I won’t until I enter heaven.
No (political) party in this nation hasn’t contacted me for prayers and counsel. Some of the advice I offered them was rejected. Those who opted to use it are seeing results; those who declined to do so are moving forward (laughs). If you still visit, I’ll continue to inform you that nothing has changed.
Some of Obi’s supporters claimed the audio was doctored, which brought about criticism for him.
However, in a statement released in the early hours of Sunday, Okonkwo confirmed the authenticity but asserted that the statement had been misinterpreted by detractors.
Balogun Akin Osuntokun, the director general of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organization, earlier told Daily Trust that he had nothing further to add to the conversation.
Osuntokun answered the phone and said, “I have nothing to say on this.”.