Amidst criticisms of affiliation as 2019 elections approaches, senior pastor of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop Oyedepo has explained his presence at the meeting which took place at Former president Olusegun Obasanjo‘s house, while making it clear that he does not belong to any party.
Bishop Oyedepo also denied endorsing any presidential candidate, although he was with both Olusegun Obasanjo and presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking at a Sunday church service in Canaan Land Ota, Ogun State, Oyedepo said he was invited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s residence for a peace parley.
“I am aware Winners are in every political party in Nigeria but I don’t belong to any party. I was only invited to make peace. I don’t force myself on people because I am too busy.”
He said he has never received money from any politician or political party despite being close to the corridors of power.
“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.”
Bishop Oyedepo further lamented the rising rate of killings in some parts of the country especially in Plateau State.
“The recent killings in Plateau State ýis a moral assault on our nation. Nobody is qualified to be morally right, if he does not have feelings for loss of lives. I know how many times I cried over the killings in Nigeria. Some people claimed responsibility and nothing happened to them.
“The effect of the 30 months civil war is still with us. We won’t see war again in Nigeria. Those who want to see it, will be cut down.”