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Mr. Yunusa Tanko, who is the spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, has asserted that the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his team were actually invited to the annual gospel music concert tagged The Experience 17.
The Eastern Updates reports that Obi was among political personalities who graced the event on Friday which had performances from popular gospel musicians like Mercy Chinwo, Nathaniel Bassey, and Donnie Mcclurkin amongst others.
The introduction of the former governor of Anambra State was met with a cheer from the audience whom he appreciated by standing up to wave at them.
While the event progressed, a stand-up comedian, Jephthah Bowoto, popularly known as Akpororo, during his ministration on stage, took a swipe at Obi, saying the former governor was fond of gracing events he was not invited to.
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Also throwing shade, the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, said the intelligence of Christians was being insulted by such characters.
He tweeted, ‘My beloved Christian brothers and sisters who’ve never seen some characters in their crusades since time immemorial and all of a sudden are playing host to these characters should realise that these characters are insulting their intelligence. Thou shall not take God’s name in vain!
‘It is the way of the biblical merchants of the Temple to sneak into the House of God, not to promote God’s word, but to use it for other unscrupulous purposes. Those who were habitually exploiting the Temple for unscrupulous purposes were chased out of the Temple by Jesus Christ.’
However, in his reaction, Tanko, said, ‘We are always invited to programmes. Definitely, we were invited because I knew our people were supposed to be there for that particular programme.
‘You know he (Obi) travelled out of the country and just came back. So, definitely, maybe the invitation must have been extended. As he came back, he must have been invited to the programme.’
Meanwhile, Obi is expected to continue his campaigns with less than 85 days to the elections.