- An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, is under fire
- Onochie has been berated for her recent conduct by Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide
- The fiery preacher says Onochie's conduct is only fit for the gutters
Fiery preacher, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has described as a poorly-executed hatchet job, the tweet on Sunday, July 15, in which presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, made some allegations against him.
Apostle Suleman accused the presidential aide of telling “barefaced lies and made no pretenses to professionalism,” while castigating him on the outcome of the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti state.
In a statement sent to journalists by Omega Fire Ministries spokesman, Phrank Shaibu, on Tuesday, July 17, Apostle Suleman stated that the media management of the presidency has been poorly managed.
“It is common knowledge that the quality of media management in the nation’s presidency has taken a nosedive since President Muhammadu Buhari took office, but the presidency hit a new low on Sunday when Onochie threw all pretences to the wind to rubbish a man of God with her unguarded vituperations and outright spewing of hate like a woman possessed and in need of urgent deliverance,” the statement said.
Onochie had quoted Apostle Suleman to have said that God told him expressly that APC was finished in Nigeria and Nigerians would see how God will disgrace the party in the July, 14 Ekiti Governorship election.
She referred to Suleman as “a pastor who is not in talking terms with God but who continues to lie with God's name."
Apostle Suleman's spokesman said the lies in Onochie's tweet was “recklessly blatant and so devoid of any shred of professionalism.”
He said Onochie lifted the purported prophesy from the wall of a Facebook user who has since pulled the post down after discovering that it was false and unverifiable.
“Isn’t it unbecoming that a presidential spokesperson is propagating an unverified report? Apostle never made the purported statement being credited to him at any fora and I challenge her to provide a contrary source to the one I just mentioned or produce any shred of evidence to support her claim,” Shaibu queried.
Continuing, he said, “But we hasten to say that we sympathise with Lauretta Onochie as we know that life itself has not been fair to her. Our appeal is that she should not vent her frustration on the church. The other day, it was the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that she attacked, today, it is Omega Fire Ministries. Who knows which Church is next?
“After careful examination, we think that Lauretta Onochie is a frustrated lady who is burdened by the challenges of life and is gradually going off her rocker. If not, why should anybody in his or her right frame of mind, not even a presidential aide, sit down in one corner of his or her room, pick up a fable on social media and then begin to broadcast it on social media?”
Shaibu said contrary to Onochie’s assertion, Apostle Suleman is a non partisan man of God, whose constituency is the church and has people of different political divides as members.
“Our major point of departure from the Buhari led administration is the senseless massacre of harmless Christians across the country and Omega Fire Ministries will not keep quiet until the day Christians and Nigerians are at large consider their country as a safe haven,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has declared that what transpired during the Ekiti governorship election is the worst political robbery in the nation's democratic history.
The governor made the comment on Sunday, July 15, at the Anglican Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, Port Harcourt during the Thanksgiving Service to mark the end of third year anniversary celebration of his administration.
“I have never experienced that kind of robbery in politics. I told my colleagues, do not give them any chance. Most of them in APC are happy that they will repeat the same thing in Rivers state, we are waiting, come and repeat. Let your spirit not be down, work hard and victory will be ours,” he said.
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