The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has described the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst in the history of Nigeria.
The author and businessman said this as he bore his mind on the issues bedevilling the country while delivering a sermon during the second service of the church at the Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Ogun State, on Sunday.
Speaking on the recent call for the regulation of the social media on the grounds of hate speech and fake news, Bishop Oyedepo said that the bill, which is being sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi, was the most ridiculous bill anyone could think of.
The cleric said while the present administration was seeking to criminalise hate speech, those who kill others at will were left to walk free.
The 65-year-old father of four stated: “The government in this country is making a draconian law – hate speech. They said if you speak hatefully, you have committed murder. Out of someone who says I will kill you and the one who kills, who has committed a crime? I don’t understand which kind of animal farm we live in.
“I said stop stepping on my toes and you said that is hate speech but somebody kills and he is walking free on the streets. This is the most stupid and nonsensical ideal anybody can think of.
“I said you are bad and you said that is a crime. Must I say you are good when you are bad?
“In my view you are bad and you shouldn’t be a leader. I have the right to say so. As far as I am concerned, I am a true born and thoroughly-bred Nigerian, an intelligent one. In my view, this is the worst thing that has happened to Nigeria — this government. It is the worst and in fact, it is like a curse.
“I have been here for some time and I led the first prayer and fasting for Nigeria in 1979. I am not a baby in the affairs of Nigeria. This is the worst government, a government with no direction. Their days are numbered. I can tell you as a prophet that their days are numbered.”