Alleged Obi, Oyedepo Conversation: We have no hand in leaked audio —NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has distanced itself from claims, especially making the rounds on social media, that the commission was responsible for leaking an audio of a telephone conversation purportedly between the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.

The NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, in a statement, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, said, instead, that the commission was bound by the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 and therefore “cannot track nor leak telephone conversations to anyone.”

The statement reads: The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been inundated with enquiries by the media on allegations of telephone "tracking" and “leakage" made against the commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.
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.”
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