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Obi, Oyedepo Phone Conundrum: NCC Denies Leaking Conversation, Seeks Security Agencies Intervention

By Hillary Asemota

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday denied in its entirety the allegations making the rounds that it leaked the purported conversation between the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi and the General overseer of Winners Church, Pastor David Oyedepo.

Meanwhile, the Commission said it has reported the allegations to security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.

Reacting to the issue which has dominated headlines of newspapers following allegations and counter allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party, in the last few days, the Commission admitted that it 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.

NCC, stated that it does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone. 

The Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Muoka, in a statement, said: “The Commission wishes to make the following clarifications, 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. 

“The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.

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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