Baba-Ahmed reacts to leaked audio between Peter Obi, Bishop Oyedepo

The spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Wednesday said Peter Obi is not an exception, as many Nigerian politicians are known to beg for support from religious leaders during elections.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Baba-Ahmed’s remark comes amid the controversy generated by the leaked phone conversation between Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, and the Founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo.

The elder statesman wrote in his weekly column: “It will be amusing, but for its tragic commentary on the desperation of politicians, to see Nigerians’ reaction over a leaked audio conversation between LP’s Obi and a famous Bishop in which the former was begging for the Church’s support. Which Nigerian politician has not begged for support from religious leaders, and who among the big ones has not spent huge amounts to get men of God swing elections in his favour?”