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Reactions Trail Kumuyi’s ‘Don’t Attack Buhari’ Comment

Nigerians have reacted to the comments credited to the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, that Christians should not attack President Muhammadu Buhari in any form.

kumuyi, during his Sunday sermon in Gbagada area of Lagos on Sunday said “Don’t attack the president of the country, whether in words or in the newspapers or through the Internet. Honour kings. Don’t disrespect or dishonour the governors. Don’t disrespect leaders of the community and leaders in the church. If we are to honour the governors in the states, how much more the pastors”.

The General Superintendent who is widely respected for his preaching on holiness and the fear of God, said it was ungodly for Christians to attack constituted authorities.

Kumuyi’s preaching however generated outrages, citing the hardship allegedly inflicted by the Buhari-led government.

Among those who criticized the cleric’s sermon was a former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who on his twitter handle said “God deliver us from shepherds that slaughter the sheep, that defend the cruel, that support injustice, that love the wicked, that serve the tyrant, that despite the weak, that enslave the poor and that worship genocidal maniacs and sociopaths butchers.”

Also, Senator Shehu Sani, on his twitter handle said “Pastor Kumuyi is a respectable and responsible man of God, I like him; But he should allow people to express their views about their leaders and speak truth to power; that is their only shield of defending democracy and propelling the wheel of freedom and justice.”

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In the same vein, a former media aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, while citing Luke 13:32, asked Pastor Kumuyi to remember Jesus, who came from heaven, criticized King Herod, a political leader.

“Paul, who went to heaven and returned to earth, criticized Peter (Galatians 2:11). So, should we obey them or you?” he added.

Oladele Dada wrote, “Pastor Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church, we really respect you sir and your doctrine sir. But telling us not to attack Buhari and politicians is ungodly. That’s a NO sir, you can help us support it with a Bible verse, maybe by then we will listen to you, sir.”

Meanwhile, some Nigerians defended the cleric, saying he only admonished Nigerians not to “ attack and disrespect” their leaders.


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