By: Adeola Ogunrinde
The President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has challenged the National Assembly to publicly re-affirm the secular status of Nigeria.
Bishop Oyedepo said the pronouncement of constitutional has become necessary to remind the enemies of the nation to sheath their already sharpened sword as the country cannot afford another religious upheaval at this of our national development.
Speaking during the covenant day of favour at Faith Tabernacle-Canaanland, Ota, the spiritual leader said the most populous black nation on earth was neither a Christian or an Islamic state.
In his words “Nigeria must be a secular state in order to remain a united entity because any challenge to free worship under any guise would scatter the giant of Africa”.
Delving into the killer-herdsmen narrative, the Omu-Aran born preacher recalled how Fulani-herdsmen had lived with every host communities in the country in peace all these years and couldn’t comprehend at what they got trained as marksmen.
The senior pastor posited that these cattle rustlers have been infiltrated by Islamic jihadists bent on foisting an evil agenda on the West African state.
He said the Fulanis who in most cases do not own the animal cannot afford a 2.400.000 million naira AK 47 weapon each to kill fellow citizens and vandalize their farms with impunity.
The 63-year-old warned the political class, especially both chambers of the National Assembly against toying with the peaceful existence of the country through cheap politics of division.
He charged to speak the truth and save nation from fast slide into the precipice.
Papa as he is fondly called took the great multitude of believers through a series captioned “unveiling your glorious destiny in life” in all the five services of the day.