The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has urged the government to come to him for “free” advice on how to deal with Corona virus. He said, “They should come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost.” Oyedepo made this known during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State. The Cleric also implored his church members to reject being forced into taking the Covid-19 vaccination. “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated round the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine” What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine, my God will show up (for you). “Did I tell anyone I am sick? Don’t let anyone harass you into doing what you don’t want to do. They wanted Africa dead. I heard them say it. When we didn’t die as they proposed, they brought out this vaccination scheme. You need to hear their proclamation that Africa will lack spaces to bury corpses. But, today, the reverse is the case. Africa has the least casualty among all the other continents of the world.”
Clergymen who should know better telling their congregation not to take the COVID is an abuse of the trust of their congregation.
The COVID vaccine has been shown to be safe and will help reduce the spread of the pandemic.
Do your own research, don't swallow everything they say
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) May 10, 2021
A few months ago, a TV station owned by Chris Oyakhilome was fined by the UK authorities for spreading a conspiracy that Covid 19 is caused by 5G.
Yesterday, Oyedepo recommended a shot of anointing oil to kill the virus.
What's the problem with Nigerian clergymen?
— First Doctor (@firstdoctorr) May 10, 2021
"Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you…because you refuse to take the vaccine" – Bishop Oyedepo
He is absolutely right. Nobody has the right to force you to take the vaccine. But they've the right to stop you from boarding their planes or flying into their country https://t.co/2smvCf5pl0
— Yinka Chukwuemeka Ogunnubi (@yinkanubi) May 10, 2021
Papa Oyedepo said “if you want to take the vaccine, go ahead and do so but no one has the right to force you into taking any medication “
— NseobotAfaha (@NseobotAfaha) May 10, 2021