Bishop David Oyedepo
The General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has mocked critics urging him to withdraw his statement concerning the President Muhammadu Buhari being dead and cloned as Jubril Sudan.
Oyedepo had last week while reacting to report that Buhari was dead and the President in Aso Rock was Jubril El Sudan, urged the congregation to pray to God to deliver Nigeria from slavery, shame, and reproach as the report of alleged cloning was disturbing.
But, reacting, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi described the cleric as a ‘hater of Buhari’.
He had wondered why the cleric would go to a far length to discredit Buhari.
However, speaking from Living Faith church HQ at Canaan land, Ota, on Saturday, Oyedepo vowed not to withdraw his statement because it was not a hate speech.
According to him, his statement was a self esteem speech.
The cleric said, “I have never been asked to withdraw a statement in the past but today they are saying it is hate speech.
“That is no hate speech, it is self esteem speech; someone is stepping on toes and you say it is hate speech?
“Why will I withdraw my statement? God sent me and not you. You fear the one God sent and not any other because I have dominion.”