- Bishop David Oyedepo has called on President Buhari to resign over the spate of killings in many parts of Nigeria
- Bishop Oyedepo said the killers are just taking cover under the herdsmen to assault innocent citizens
- He maintained that the most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign
The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has urged President Buhari to resign and drop his re-election bid due to the persistent killings of innocent Nigerians in many parts of the country.
The Punch reports Bishop Oyedepo made this known at its headquarters in Ota, Ogun state.
NAIJ.com gathered that the cleric told his congregation that although he was not partisan, he would not be alive and not talk about the massacre of Nigerians, especially in the Middle Belt, by suspected herdsmen.
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Speaking on the theme: “Enough is enough,” he said, “When I was talking in 2015, people were saying my own was too much, now everybody can see what’s happening. What has moved forward in anybody’s life? You don’t know it’s war. Why are they attacking the Christian communities? Why has nobody been arrested? I can tell you this, the authorities and the powers that be are behind them.
“I will never be partisan; Jesus got me out of it in 1984. But I will not be alive to see innocent people massacred.
“We must wake up and push this evil back. Not one of those so-called herdsmen – they are jihadists – has been brought to book till date. Herdsmen don’t shoot; they have been here all along. They are just taking cover under the herdsmen to assault innocent citizens. They wake up in the night and slice innocent children to pieces. Yet, you have a government in place. What!
“The most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign. The most honourable thing is to resign. That’s my own for the president.
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“Resign! get out of office! Even our Islamic friends in the north are calling on him (Buhari) to resign. Because that’s the noblest thing to do. Or are we going to look at one system destroy a whole nation?”
Oyedepo also warned Nigerians against the ceding of land to the Fulani herdsmen for ranching, as proposed by the federal government.
He said: “I’m going to say this and I’m not going to be tired. This (Nigeria) will never be a Fulani republic. That is not our terms of agreement. It will remain a secular nation till Jesus returns. It’s not just (about) land, it’s (about) heritage.
“Forever, I stand on the fact that no government has the authority to collect land from those who own it and transfer it to another person because on the other side (presumably the north), it never happens.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Bishop David Oyedepo reacted angrily to the recent massacre of residents of some villages in Plateau state, saying the killers and their generations will be destroyed.
Oyedepo reportedly declared war on those behind the killings in the state while he spoke during the covenant hours of prayer of his church. Oyedepo declared that those who took part in the killings would be wasted.
He said: “One of the leaders in Plateau state spoke yesterday that since the crisis started, 52 villages were now desolate. For everyone behind this crisis, may they and their generations be destroyed. May their generations perish. May they never be remembered.“
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