David Oyedepo, a General Overseer of the Living faith church worldwide has come down hard on the controversial hate speech bill being evaluated in the senate
The presiding bishop said the bill did not propose the death penalty for killers of innocent people in the country but targeting those who might criticise the government with the bill.
He said nobody could gag him because he is a prophet and he is only answerable to God.
The presiding officer made this disclosure on Tuesday night at the opening ceremony of Shiloh 2019, an annual event of the church.
His words: “Hate speech is one of the craziest ideas, I mean, you want to hang somebody for telling you the truth and sadly, roads are bad and you say that is hate speech
“You can silence everybody but not a prophet. A prophet is answerable only to God. What God tells him to say, he says.
“Are we going forward or backwards as a nation? Are the roads better now than before? So, why are you not talking?
“I don’t know if anybody loves this country more than I do. I love this nation with passion. I called for prayer and fast for God’s intervention to keep this nation at peace in 1979. That was the first time I did that.”
The bishop said no matter who was backing the killers on the rampage in the country, they would not escape the wrath of God.
According to him, killings and corruption which should be tackled with all seriousness are not considered to be problems by those behind the bill.
“Let hands be joined together, the wicked will not go unpunished. They are not hanging killers, they want to hang those talking.
“Anyway, that ( the bill) is dead already. If the wicked will not stop his wickedness, God will stop the wickedness of the wicked.”