Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to the outcome of the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Oyedepo declared that it was a shame politicians are proud of rigged election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had last Wednesday announced Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC as winner of the presidential poll, after he defeated his closest challenger and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar with over 3 million votes.
Oyedepo has now bemoaned the election as being marred by widespread rigging. He however prayed that there would not be any bloodbath in any part of Nigeria during the governorship and House of Assembly elections
Speaking during a service at the Church headquarter in Ota, Ogun State, he prayed that the country would not experience another war as a result of the remaining elections.
The cleric said, “Other developed countries around the world had developed their mode of voting into a digitised method, but it’s a shame that in Nigeria, we still queue up to vote, and somebody would still be intimidated by thugs.
“With these, it’s a shame how politicians in this part of the world are proud of elections marred with rigging.
“In Covenant University, any student caught indulging in examination malpractice, is gone.
“It does not matter if his or her father is the head of United Nations or not.”
The fiery preacher added, “Every spirit of thuggery in Nigeria shall be silenced and every forces that would not let Nigeria rest shall be laid to rest and silenced forever.”