Project Comment: Pastor Oyemade Bows to Pressure From Obi’s Supporters, Deletes Controversial Tweet

Project Comment: Pastor Oyemade Bows to Pressure From Obi’s Supporters, Deletes Controversial Tweet

  • Peter Obi's supporters have come really heavy on the founder of The Covenant Nation, Pastor Poju Oyemade
  • The tweet by Oyemade angered Obi's supporters and Nigerian youths who were of the belief that he was campaigning for APC candidate Bola Tinubu after tweets campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 resurfaced online
  • Meanwhile, Oyemade had talked about the enthusiasm of youths which according to him, shouldn’t be wasted on poorly planned projects

Pastor Poju Oyemade, the founder of The Covenant Nation (formerly the Covenant Christian Center) has taken down a tweet that stirred controversy after it was interpreted by netizens as a bias political comment.

In a now-deleted tweet, Oyemade advised Nigerian youths not to waste their energy on poorly planned projects, Vanguard reports.

However, the tweet was misinterpreted by supporters of the Labour Party‘s presidential candidate, Peter Obi as an attempt to portray their candidate (Obi) as unprepared for the 2023 general election.

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Pastor Oyemade takes down controversial tweet on peter Obi's presidential ambition. Photo credit: Poju Oyemade
Source: Facebook

The message was perceived wrongly

In reaction, netizens who perceived the message as a veiled strategy to sell the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate and flagbearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu were equally angry, The Cable added.

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Oyemade words:

“Without having real evidence upon which you are acting nor preparation for the task, recognising real obstacles that lie ahead and making concrete plans, one is just being delusional about the outcome. The enthusiasm of the youth must not be wasted on poorly planned projects.”

Nigerians react

Nigerians have reacted to the move by the prominent cleric and they aired their opinion on the official Facebook page of

Swat Fundz said

"Only Muslims won't vote for him
"rather they will vote for the man that can't put a thread inside a needle

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"I no call name ooh before dss go come."

Prince Faith Peter said

"Bcos he is comfortably where he is thats why he can write what he thinks is your candidate and leave obi alone."

Mary Joe urged

"He should waste his own enthusiasm on the solid rock of APC."

Barnabas Stephen

"Someone should check on him. He must be depressed."

Oroke Frank said

"Why not, if not, even the Bible says that if you see light follow the light ."

Henry Diepiriye said

"This pulpit bandit too dey talk?

Salihu Ojochogu Suleiman stated

"Please be obedient."

An Tho Ny said

"He's a cowboy."

2023: Peter Obi's presidential ambition will hit rock, APGA chairman Oye declares

The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Victor Oye has laid a curse on the aspiration of the former governor of Anambra state and the Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

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In a Facebook post shared on Thursday, June 30, by Bola Tinubu's strong supporter and Lagos APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe, Oye said Obi's presidential bid would never work.

Igbokwe quoted Oye:

"Peter Obi's attempt to contest the presidency will be a catastrophic exercise. It will never work".-Victor Oye, APGA National Chairman.

Atiku: Popular PDP governor makes shocking remarks ahead of 2023 presidential poll

In a related development, the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has said that he is yet to receive direction from God on who to support in the 2023 presidential election.

Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, June 29, the Peoples Democratic Party governor said he is currently praying and fasting to hear from God on the matter.

He added that is expecting divine guidance from God before taking a decision on whether to support PDP's presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar or any other candidate in the upcoming election.


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