The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has blasted Living Faith Church, general Overseer, Bishop David Oyedepo, for describing the President Muhammadu Buhari administration as the worst in the history of Nigeria.
According to BMO. the pastor’s claim was fueled by his lingering bitterness over Nigeria’s rejection of his preferred candidate at the 2019 presidential election.
Through a statement, signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said it was disingenuous for Bishop Oyedepo to take to the pulpit to launch a scathing attack on President Buhari over a purely legislative matter.
“We expected a man who is well-traveled to be more knowledgeable about lawmaking but we are surprised to find out that the reverse is the case judging by the Bishop’s tirade against the President over the social media regulation bill.
“We, like many Nigerians, know he desperately wanted someone else to be President in 2019 and also know how he openly campaigned for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer Atiku Abubakar, even from the pulpit, but God had a different plan and a majority of the voting public opted for a man they considered better in more ways than one.
“It is on record that President Buhari won in virtually all polling units in the area that the global headquarters of the church is located in what is clearly a rejection of the Bishop’s incursion into the political field.
“We are not surprised that the bitterness is still lingering for more than one year after the election but it is not proper for a Christian leader of Oyedepo’s standing to allow it to becloud his sense of reasoning.
“We make bold to say that the Buhari administration had no hand in what is clearly a private member bill that is not even a piece of legislation, yet an influential religious leader does not consider it necessary to direct his words at Federal legislators that would be considering it,” it added.