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General News of Sunday, 4 June 2023


Stop calling Bishop Oyedepo, other pastors fake for supporting Peter Obi – Primate Ayodele

Primate Elijah Ayodele Primate Elijah Ayodele

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has cautioned Nigerians against referring to Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith church, Pastor Paul Enenche of Dunamis International Christian Centre, and other pastors that supported the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi as fake.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Primate Ayodele asked Nigerians not to blame the pastors because they wanted a change in the country.

He made it known that they didn’t give prophecies; rather, what they did to support Obi were declarations and prayers.

The man of God explained that the opposition candidates didn’t even listen to the prophetic direction given to them in order to win the election, and they should even be blamed, not the pastors that supported them with their pastoral callings.

He said: “People should stop attacking men of God who supported Peter Obi for the presidency. You can’t blame them because all they want is change. The country is hard and they want a change.

“They didn’t prophesy; all they did was prophetic declarations. The likes of Paul Enenche, Oyedepo, and others didn’t give prophecies for Peter Obi.

“When you say Nigerian pastors disappointed you, it’s just funny because those that even gave prophetic direction for opposition candidates, did anyone listen to them?

” I said then that Tinubu was ready to take the victory by all means, and I also told Obi and Atiku what to do to win the election, but did they do anything? Why are you blaming Nigerian pastors?’’

The man of God further clarified that he isn’t talking about men of God who said the swearing-in of Tinubu as president won’t hold but those who used their pastoral platforms to seek support and prayers for Obi.

Ayodele added: “I am not talking about pastors who said swearing-in wouldn’t hold, I am talking about those who stood with Obi during the election using their pastoral platforms.

“There is a difference between prophetic declarations and prophecies. The former is about your will before the Lord and the pronouncement that God should shift situations.

“They are not God, they just wanted a change. Stop blaming the prophets for whatever happens in the country.’’