I Stand By Apostle Suleman – Gov Fayose
From Nollywood to government, more prominent Nigerians are coming out to declare support for embattled preacher, Apostle Suleman.
The outspoken leader of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide, has been battling with a sex scandal with graphic allegations of sexual recklessness by Canada-based self-acclaimed singer, Stephanie Otobo.
The controversy is threatening to tear his church and image apart and the latest person to come to his defense is Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose.
Fayose made his position public in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
The governor’s love for Suleman came to the fore after he deployed his security details to prevent the preacher from being arrested by men of the DSS in January 2017.
Apostle Suleman drew the attention of the agency after he called on all Nigerians to defend themselves against Fulani herdsmen accusing northern politicians of allowing the killing of Christians in the north.
Governor Fayose now believes that the Stephanie Otobo episode was orchestrated to persecute Apostle Suleman because of his 'sins' against the powers that be.
His statement reads:
This was the same way they tried to drag the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in the mud.
The whole world was aghast at how they insulted and ridiculed the highly-revered RCCG General Overseer. But for the outcry from all over the world, they almost bundled out Pastor Adeboye from his position as RCCG General Overseer and could have even arrested the General Overseer of Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo.
I stand by Apostle Suleiman and other men of God being directly or indirectly persecuted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) cabal.
Their evil plan is to destroy the Church so as to silence every perceivable strong voice of opposition. And their mode of operation is to take on every vocal, principled, and popular man of God one after the other.Should it not interest Nigerians and the international community that up till today, none of those herdsmen that killed thousands of Nigerians in Benue, Enugu, Delta, Ogun, Plateau and Kaduna States have been arrested? Even those arrested in connection with the murder of the Abuja-based pastor, Eunice Elisha, have been released.
Anyone who has a case against any man of God should swear an oath, proceed to the law court and face the rigours, rather than engage in media trial and character assassination, which have become the hallmark of this administration.
The family of Stephanie Otobo has disclaimed her and her claims. Rather than own up and recant, those paying for the entire drama are making her to change and modify her claims, which are collapsing like a pack of cards. All other efforts to enlist other blackmailers against this man of God have likewise collapsed irretrievably.
I therefore make bold to say that I stand by Apostle Suleman. I also call on all those who believe in me to do likewise and carry the message abroad. To me, this plot against Apostle Suleman is madness carried too far.