By Chioma Obinagwam
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been reacted to the alleged leaked telephone conversation between the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate- Peter Obi and the Living Faith Church General Overseer (GO), David Oyedepo which has been making rounds in the social and alternative Media.
Confiance News gathered from a statement issued by NCC on Tuesday.
The statement reads:
“The Commission wishes to make the following clarifications:
i. The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety.
ii. By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.
iii. The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
iv. The Commission restates its commitment to discharge its responsibilities to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the NCA 2003; and other extant Laws of the Federation; and global best practices.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them.”
Confiance News recalls that there has been a viral audio and news making the rounds on social media and traditional media alleging Obi canvassing for the support of Oyedepo and his members during the elections and describing it as a religious war.