SWITZERLAND, JUNE 03 – Nigerians including outgoing senator, Shehu Sani and Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) have berated the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, William Kumuyi, for telling Nigerians not to criticize president Muhammadu Buhari.
Shehu Sani cautioned Pastor Kumuyi , to allow Nigerians express their views about their leaders.
Kumuyi had on Sunday told Christians not to criticize their leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari.
The cleric gave the advise on Sunday during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, Headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.
He said Christians are strangers and pilgrims in the world and must be Christ-like in their character, conducts and conversations.
“Don’t attack the president of the country whether in words or in the newspapers or through internet,” Kumuyi was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to have said.
“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, ” he added.
But disagreeing with the cleric, the Kaduna lawmaker said criticism is the only shield by which democracy flourish.
Femi Fani-Kayode has also, on Twitter, slammed the cleric for his pro-Buhari comment.
“By his words and counsel Kumuyi has spat on the blood and pissed on the graves of every Christian martyr that ever sacrificed their lives for the faith by opposing tyranny, injustice and evil
“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 despise the weak,that enslave the poor and that worship genocidal maniacs and sociopathic butchers.”