Shiloh 2022: Did Bishop Oyedepo endorse Peter Obi? Fresh details emerge

Shiloh 2022: Did Bishop Oyedepo endorse Peter Obi? Fresh details emerge

  • Human rights activist Deji Adeyanju has revealed that Peter Obi, the Labour Party bannerman was not endorsed by Bishop David Oyedepo at Shiloh 2022
  • Adeyanju critiqued the former Anambra state governor for bringing his political campaign to a place of worship
  • He further backed his in a tweet stating that Peter Obi was not handed the microphone through out his stay in Canaanland

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Following the visit of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate to the 2022 Shiloh program at the Living Faith Church Worldwide on Thursday, December 8, socio-political analyst and human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has reacted.

In a tweet sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, December 9, Adeyanju revealed that the general overseer of Living Faith Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo did not endorse the former Anambra state governor.

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Peter Obi
Peter Obi was greeted with a grand welcome as congregants at Canaanland screamed with joy for the Labour Party presidential candidate. Photo: Peter Obi
Source: UGC

Adeyanju further disclosed that the Labour Party flagbearer was not given the mic to speak despite being introduced by Bishop David Abioye.

He, however, berated obi for bringing politics to the church, noting that the house of God is not a platform for political campaigns.

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His tweet reads:

"Bishop refused to endorse him. He wasn’t given a mic and papa said all of them can come but God will make his choice.
"The church should never be turned to a campaign ground for politicians."

To further authenticate his claim that was denied an endorsement from the church, he tweeted:

"I have attended Living Faith non-stop since 1997 and participated in every Shiloh."

Adeyanju over the past few months have been a strong critic of the Labour Party presidential candidate stating that the former Anambra state governor does not stand a chance at the forthcoming presidential polls.

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Controversies trail Oyedepo's comment on Peter Obi's attendance at Shiloh

Meanwhile, some Nigerians have disagreed with the claim that the president of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

The cleric reportedly said that Nigeria needs a deliverer and not a leader to rescue the country in the 2023 election.

A journalist took to his Twitter page to express happiness in seeing Obi in his church but in his comment session of the post, some netizens disagreed on whether Oyedepo endorsed Obi or not.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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