Get out of office, even Northern Muslims are asking you to resign – Oyedepo hits Buhari

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Bishop Oyedepo

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise called Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over persistent killings by Fulani militant herdsmen, pointing out that the call is not different from that of Muslims in the North who  want the President to quit.

In a YouTube video posted by the church’s official page, the cleric made told told his congregation on Sunday at church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State that although he was not partisan, he would not be alive and not talk about the massacre of Nigerians, especially in the Middle-Belt, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Speaking on the theme, “Enough is enough,” the founder of Living Faith Church wondered why no one has been brought to book over the mindless killings that have happened in the country, insisting that “the most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign”.

He said, “When I was talking in 2015, people were saying my own was too much, now everybody can see what’s happening. What has moved forward in anybody’s life? You don’t know it’s war. Why are they attacking the Christian communities? Why has nobody been arrested? I can tell you this, the authorities and the powers that be are behind them.

“I will never be partisan; Jesus got me out of it in 1984. But I will not be alive to see innocent people massacred.

“We must wake up and push this evil back. Not one of those so-called herdsmen – they are jihadists – has been brought to book till date. Herdsmen don’t shoot; they have been here all along. They are just taking cover under the herdsmen to assault innocent citizens. They wake up in the night and slice innocent children to pieces. Yet, you have a government in place. What!

“The most honourable thing for any non-performing leader to do is to resign. The most honourable thing is to resign. That’s my own for Mr President. Resign! Get out of office! Even our Islamic friends in the North are calling on him (Buhari) to resign. Because that’s the noblest thing to do. Or are we going to look at one system destroy a whole nation?”

Oyedepo also warned Nigerians against the ceding of land to the Fulani herdsmen for ranching, as proposed by the Federal Government.

According to him, “I’m going to say this and I’m not going to be tired. This (Nigeria) will never be a Fulani republic. That is not our terms of agreement. It will remain a secular nation till Jesus returns. It’s not just (about) land, it’s (about) heritage.

“Forever, I stand on the fact that no government has the authority to collect land from those who own it and transfer it to another person because on the other side (presumably the north), it never happens.”

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