What Oyedepo was doing behind Atiku
Founder and Bishop of the living faith Church, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has explained his mission on the entourage of a former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar when the latter visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta.
Oyedepo, in an attempt to calm the cyber outrage and public uproar that greeted his appearance at Obasanjo’s Abeokuta residence in company of Atiku, the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, Father Matthew Kukah and Sheikh Gumi, a renowned Islamic cleric from Kaduna spoke yesterday during the third service at Winners chapel, Ota, saying he was invited to the meeting as an anointed peacemaker to broker peace between the two political gladiators.
He noted that contrary to insinuations in some quarters that he collected money from the PDP presidential flag bearer, he has never taken money from any politician and that he was not a member of any political party.
“I am called a peacemaker and I have done that, at all levels in this country. I am anointed to be a mediator because the price of peace is cheaper than the cost of war. That is my involvement. I was invited and I don’t go anywhere I’m not called.
On inferences that he is now backing a Fulani man, who is also a Muslim to oust the incumbent president Mohammadu Buhari PMB, who is also a Fulani Muslim in the upcoming general elections, Papa, as he is also called added that members of his church belonged to different political parties and as such, he could not endorse any candidates.
“Do not be left in doubt. I don’t belong to any political party and will never belong to any. Whatever party you are in, that is where I am. There is no party in Nigeria that does not have a member of Winners.
“Our goal is to secure the glorious destiny of our nation and we are paying whatever price that is required. The price of peace is far cheaper than the cost of war.“I have never taken a dime from any candidate. You should know better, I am called a peacemaker and have done that at all levels in this country,” he said.
He explained that as an anointed mediator, he believed that the price of peace is cheaper than the cost of war and that his involvement was purely based on invitation, as he does not go anywhere uninvited.
“By divine mandate, I have mediated between people in every party, including the party in power. It is not theory. I can give dates in which I have mediated between a sitting president and a foremost opposition leader in this country. The peace of Nigeria is important to me,” he stated.