Hate Speech: Fayose Threatens Buhari If Oyedepo, Suleman is Arrested


Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has warned the Department of State
Services (DSS) over the planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson
Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide and the General Overseer
of Living Faith Church Worldwide International (Winners’ Chapel
International), Bishop David Oyedepo, describing it as indirect invitation
to religious crisis in the country.

Governor Fayose alleged that; “There is plan to charge Apostle Suleiman
and Bishop Oyedepo for incitement and attempt to cause public disorder on
Friday, and make sure that they are not granted so to get them remanded in
Kuje Prison perpetually.”

He said this plan was to humiliate these men of God as well as silence
them and create fear in other people that may want to speak against the
heinous crime against humanity being committed daily while perpetrators
are being shielded by the federal government.

In a statement issued on Sunday by is Special Assistant on Public
Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said the DSS
should tell Nigerians how many of the Fulani herdsmen that killed
thousands of Nigerians across the country have been arrested before going
after Nigerians who merely expressed their frustration over the to failure
of the federal government to protect them.

The governor said; “Even though the DSS has allowed commonsense to prevail
by properly inviting Apostle Suleiman as against the gestapo manner with
which the service attempted to abduct him last week Wednesday, it is still
questionable that the DSS is more interested in a man who threatened to
defend himself against any attack by Fulani herdsmen rather than those
herdsmen that murdered thousands of Nigerians.

The governor said; “it is sad and worrisome that after muzzling opposition
politicians, judiciary and the press, the APC led federal government has
taking its desperation to suppress dissenting voices in the country to the
House of God.”

Governor Fayose maintained that; “If the DSS had acted swiftly like it is
doing on Apostle Suleiman so-called inciting comments when people were
being killed by herdsmen across the country, so many lives would have been

He advised the government and the DSS not to go ahead with these plans as
it will heat up the polity and threaten the peaceful coexistence of
Nigerians, calling on well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the federal
government to desist from acts capable of throwing the country into
further crisis.

Governor Fayose, who reiterated his call for the release of the head of
Nigeria’s Islamic Movement (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in
detention since late 2015 despite that the court ruled that he should be
released, affirmed that “he will continue to stand for Nigeria and its
people, not for any religion and it is my position that rights of all
Nigerians must be respected and protected.”

The governor urged the APC led federal government to pay attention to the
economy it destroyed, with the aim to revamping it and saving Nigerians
from the hunger ravaging the land.

“Nigeria is already being ravaged by war of hunger, economic recession,
job loss and lack of leadership direction. It will be disastrous for the
country to be plunged into religious crisis. “Apart from during the civil
war, Nigerians have not been badly divided as a nation as we are under the
President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Killings under this government
in 18 months are more than what was witnessed in the last 20 years,” the
governor said.

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