LAGOS/Nigeria: The Senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church, Pastor Adewale Giwa, has declared that Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly were some of the persons who caused problems befalling Nigeria.
He lamented that they were some of the respected clerics who backed President Muhammadu Buhari to emerge as the nation’s leader in 2015.
The cleric, who made this known in a statement on Saturday, entitled “Religious leaders, major obstacle to Nigeria’s progress”, said their silence on different challenges facing the country over the years had further worsened the situation at hands.
Giwa wondered why some religious leaders would leave their respective offices and pay a courtesy call on the President who majority people believed is not doing well.
“If revolution was to be effective in Nigeria, it would commence with some religious leaders who wine and dine with a failed President”, he said.
“There is no need to criticize someone who is doing well. The religious leaders who brought Buhari to power are reading Newspapers everyday, they see what is going on in the country and they have decided to keep mute.
“If all us could unite and ‘call a spade a spade’, maybe we would not have been where we are today.
“Let us face the reality; has the country turned around since President Muhammadu Buhari took over?
“Where is Pastor Enoch Adeboye who supported Buhari to get to power? Where is Pastor Tunde Bakare and where are other men of God who prophesied that Buhari was sent to proffer solutions to Nigeria’s problems?
“Why are they not speaking out? Some of them are now beginning to feel the heat. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them, says Ephesians 11:5.
“God will hold us accountable for anything we do on this earth. I will rather die in speaking the truth than hide behind my finger. It is time for everyone who loves Nigeria to speak up.
“It is our job to speak us against evil and injustice because if we don’t,who will? Some religious leaders have been compromised, they are wining and dining with the devil.
On the arrest of the publisher of the Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Pastor Giwa, called on the Department of Security Services, DSS to release him with immediate effect.
He noted that those in power could not have allowed the revolution agitation to stand the test of time, he stressed, “We have people with no conscience in power and this has continued to affect the citizens of the country. The solution now is for everyone to pray for the spirit of courage to speak up.
“The body language of the present government is calling for destruction, disharmony and bloodshed. We need to pray for the mercy of God to also see us through.
“I call on the Department of State Services to release Sowore. President Buhari should not forget that Nigeria is bigger than him,” said Giwa.