Coronavirus: Uranta calls for Oyedepo’s arrest

Coronavirus: Uranta calls for Oyedepo’s arrest

- Bishop David Oyedepo has been dragged by many Nigerians for disobeying the ban on massive gatherings in the country

- One of those who frowned at Oyedepo's disobedience to the federal government's directive is Tony Uranta, the executive secretary of the Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG)

- Uranta said that Oyedepo's flouting of the government directive has put the lives of a lot of Nigerians in danger

The executive secretary of the Nigerian National Summit Group (NNSG), Tony Uranta, has called for the arrest of Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, for flouting the federal government's ban on large gatherings.

Uranta said that Oyedepo should not be allowed to go scot-free with his action that could have endangered the lives of a lot of persons at Canaanland in Ota, Ogun state on Sunday, March 22, The Guardian reports.

He said that the cleric should be arrested so that the world will understand that nobody is above the law and that the Nigerian government is serious about tackling the spread of coronavirus.

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NNSG's secretary added that apart from the fact that Oyedepo's action has put the church in disgrace, he has also gone down in his estimation of him.

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Uranta went ahead to say that a lot of Nigerians will be opposed to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari if nothing is done to Oyedepo.

He said: “If the government lets this slide, many of us will be irresistibly opposed to it, and this could lead to the Buhari Administration’s demise faster than a lot of other things, should it eventually turn out that Nigerians fall sick or die from the quirky action of one man and the perception of impotence in our country’s security agencies where the elite is concerned.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Winners Chapel had issued a statement following the backlash the church received for holding Sunday service despite the ban on large gatherings in Ogun where the church is located.

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The church revealed that it went ahead to hold its regular Sunday service to sensitize and mobilize its members against the dangers of deadly coronavirus spreading across the country.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Steve Ogah, the special assistant to the founder of the church, David Oyedepo, and made available to Legit.ng.

Ogah in the statement went on to explain that the service which held on Sunday had less than half of its regular worshippers in attendance.

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Source: Legit.ng

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