- A presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, has accused Bishop David Oyedepo of bullying the Nigerian government
- Onochie reacted again to the bishop's comment concerning the new regulation law on religious bodies
- Recall that Bishop Oyedepo rejected the new law, adding that the government has no right to regulate religious centres
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Lauretta Onochie, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has once again tackled Bishop David Oyedepo the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel.
Legit.ng gathered that the presidential aide accused the man of God of bullying the Nigerian government by promoting lawlessness.
Onochie disclosed this in a tweet via her Twitter account on Monday, August 17, after she reacted to Oyedepo's rejection of the new regulation law on religious bodies.
"Oyedepo's' church is regulated in the UK by the govt's charity commission. But he promotes lawlessness by bullying d Nigerian govt," she tweeted.
It would be recalled that President Buhari's aide tackled Bishop Oyedepo. Onochie was reacting to Oyedepo's rejection of the new regulation law on religious bodies.
According to her, if the statement faulting the federal government's move is truly credited to Oyedepo, then the time has come for the cleric to manufacture his own country.
"I hope this is not true. If it is, Oyedepo will have to manufacture his own country and live by his own laws." she said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the presiding bishop of Winners’ Chapel strongly rejected the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches.
President Buhari had on Friday, August 7, signed CAMA into law. The law stipulates that religious bodies and charity organisations will be strictly regulated by the registrar-general of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister.
Oyedepo made his rejection of the law know when he addressed members of his congregation on Sunday, August 16.
According to him, the government is jealous of the prosperity recorded by the church. He argued that it is not right to subject God’s heritage on earth (churches) to the same laws as companies.
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