Last Updated on October 18, 2020 by Ope Quadri
- Oyedepo asked, “If They Were Killed When They Were Youths, Will They Be Here Today?”
- He describes Buhari’s government as the most terrible government in decades
The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has thrown his weight behind the #EndSars and police brutality protests across Nigeria, saying killing during the peaceful protest by the police is sacrilegious.
He condemned police brutality, extrajudicial killings, and extortion in the country, describing the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most “gruesome” in the history of the country.
Oyedepo made the statement today Sunday, October 18, 2020, during the second service of the church.
It isn’t the first time the clergyman would be lashing at the APC-led government.
His words, “Every man has a right, legitimately so, to express his displeasure and pains. Everybody has it.
Buhari’s government, most terrible in decades
“I kept quiet for a while because in 2015 I warned this nation, vehemently, consistently… because I saw the dangers ahead and you can tell.
“The most gruesome season in the life of this nation is in the last five years, where lives have no value, wanton killings here and there.
“Now, they have faced the youths; and because they don’t know who is next, they have a right to say enough is enough,’ he said.
If They Were Killed When They Were Youths, Will They Be Here Today?”
Speaking on the rights of Nigerians to speak up and protest against bad governance, Oyedepo condemned the silence of the Buhari-led government over killing of innocent Nigerians.
“If they were killed when they were youths, will they be here today?” Bishop David Oyedepo asked, saying any system that has no value for human lives is irrelevant.
“Any system that has no value for human lives is irrelevant if they are killed when they were youths, will they be here today?
“Now, it would be a sacrilege to shoot the protesters who are not looting, who are not ravaging.
“When you push a goat to the wall then you will know that goats have teeth to bite. “It is a sacrilege to kill youths during a protest, this protest is legitimate,” he said.
Oyedepo becomes the second most influential pastors to support the endsars protest across Nigeria.