On Saturday, April 1, a purported audio recording of both men surfaced on the internet and quickly went viral, sparking mixed reactions.
In the said audio recording, a man alleged to be Peter Obi is heard pleading with the Bishop to assist him in soliciting votes from Christians in the South-West and Kwara state.
“Daddy, I need you to speak to your people in the South-West and Kwara, the Christians in the South-West and Kwara. This is a religious war. Like I keep saying: if this works, you people will never regret the support,” he was heard saying in the audio.
Reacting to the viral recording during a service in his church on Sunday, April 2, Oyedepo said he never campaigned or spoke to any group of people on behalf of a politician.
“Nobody had ever told me what to say in this world. No. I have never campaigned for anybody or speak on anybody’s behalf and I will not do that till I go to heaven. There is no (political) party in this country that didn’t come to me for prayers and advice. I advised them, some, they didn’t take. Those who chose to take it, they see results; those who said no, they are going about it (laughs). If you still come again, I will still tell you, it doesn’t change”