A lot of mixed and heated reactions among Nigerians on social media have trailed Apostle Johnson Suleman's boastful comment that he bought his third jet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Many citizens who are irked at the cleric's remark claim he is into a kind of fraud, equating him with Hushpuppi, a young rich Nigeria who is facing a serious money laundering charge at an international court.
The pastor's position is also leading many persons to question his claim of being a Christian, much less a spiritual leader.
Others wondered that if Suleman is truly an authentic pastor, God must be selective in answering his prayers for material wealth while millions all over the world were losing their lives to the disease.
The general feeling on Twitter is that most so-called men of God get their affluence from the blind belief of their congregation.
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See some of the reactions below:
Muyiwa Owen said:
"Apostle Suleman and hushpuppi are into same job but different office."
"Apostle Suleman is not your God! Your Pastor is not your God! They are both human...God is supernatural, God is supreme..."
"Apostle suleman is just another one of those so called men of God. I've said this before, if only Christians believed in God the same way they believe in their pastors, we'll not be here. You'll hear sum'n like, 'God of my pastor', ode, do you know which God they serve?"
THE OKUMAGBE OF PH noted:
"I no dey blame apostle suleman or any other pastor, I dey blame nigerians wey allow pastors and apostles etc, to brainwash them."
Daddy G.O lamented:
"God ignored those dying during the pandemic but answered Apostle Suleman monetary prayers.... What a selective God."
Earlier, Suleman boasted that he bought his third jet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Legit.ng gathered that the senior pastor made the disclosure while delivering a recent sermon in a video that has gone viral on Twitter.
In the video shared by a user @ikhide on Wednesday, February 17, the cleric stated that he was praying for the pandemic not to end because he was resting.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.