NCC denies allegations of leaking conversation between Peter Obi and David Oyedepo

NCC denies allegations of leaking conversation between Peter Obi and David Oyedepo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared that it neither “tracks” nor “leaks” the telephone conversations of any individual.

Reuben Muoka, the NCC’s director of public affairs, stated this in a statement.

The statement is in response to claims that the commission was involved in monitoring and disclosing some Nigerians telephone conversations.

Integrity News reported that the telephone conversation between David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, and Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, was leaked to the public and has since become a source of debates.

In the viral audio, Mr Obi asked Mr Oyedepo to help spread his message to Christians in the South-west and parts of North-central, describing the 2023 election as a “religious war”.

The regulator body was accused in some quarters of leaking the audio. The Commission however rejected the claim saying it cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations.“The 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 denies the allegations in their entirety. 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,” it said.“For the avoidance of doubt, the commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them,” the NCC said.

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