The Executive Chairman of MPAC, Disu Kamor, responded to the audio in a statement that was released on the 17th of Ramadan (Saturday, April 8), stressing that Muslims are not “surprised” and that it “clearly shows who they really are.”
Obi informed Oyedepo that the upcoming presidential election on February 25 was a “religious war” in the leaked discussion that has sparked outrage across the country.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a Muslim and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had chosen Kasshim Shettima, also a Muslim, as his running mate based on political motives, but the leaked conversation suggested that the former governor of Anambra saw it as a conflict between two religions.
Obi, who finished third in the presidential race, originally rejected the audio, calling it a fake and the work of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and then threatened to sue Peoples Gazette for libel and defamation.
The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council’s spokesman, Mr. Kenneth Okonkwo, later confirmed the authenticity of the audio leak.