The leader of INRI Spiritual and Evangelical Church, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele has taken it hard on men of God across the country over their silence as Christians are reportedly facing persecution in the country.
According to Daily Post, The Primate specifically mentioned that the Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and William Kumuyi of the Deeper Life Ministry of keeping quiet while Christians are facing tough times in the country.
Recalling that, a woman preaching in Abuja was brutally murdered, they beheaded a 74-year-old woman in Kano; they nearly killed another poor carpenter for not observing fast; they attacked a church in the Niger for holding a service on Friday, and so on. Yet no reactions was heard from those who ought to have spoken.
Just last week, the Appeal Court ruled that hijab can be worn to schools in Osun and Lagos State. The Sultan came out and even told Muslims that ‘if anybody does not want you to practise Islam, you can fight. Nigeria is getting to the edge; no more tolerance and we are moving on as if all is well.
“People like (Enoch) Adeboye, (David) Oyedepo, (Folorunsho) Kumuyi, and other Big Pastors that people believe so much are holier than thou have kept quiet,” he stated
Imagine what is happening in Osun State. The government said female Muslims students can wear hijab to school and Christians leaders also asked Christian students to wear their robes and garment to school. The governor criticised him and so-called Christian leaders came out to say the governor is right.
Then Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state said Christians must have license to preach or do public religious activities and only Apostle Suleman has been shouting. He has been the lone voice fighting against the government’s pronouncement because Nobody is ready to bell the cat. May be they are thinking that they will lose rich members or their connections in power.
He said further, that even though he is still watching the new CAN president, He admonished that steps be taken to put the plight of Christians at the fore-front. Stating that he should aim at harmonizing the country. There must be equity and balance. We must respect each other’s religion.