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Onaiyekan: "We are not slaves to our pastors" Fani-Kayode replies trolls attacking him

Former Abuja Catholic archbishop John Onaiyekan was quoted in the news today as saying that it makes little sense to swear in President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu before the electoral tribunal has finished its work.

It has been claimed that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be sworn in as president on May 29 despite the fact that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) are contesting Tinubu's election victory in court. In response to Cardinal John Onaiyekan's criticism of Bola Tinubu, Fani-Kayode lashed out at the clergyman, telling him to avoid partisan politics like statesmen do and instead praying for the success of Tinubu's opponent.

Twitter users and others joined in the assault on Fani-Kayode after he insulted Cardinal John Onaiyekan.

While defending himself from his trolls, Fani-Kayode stated that he would not name anyone out of profound respect and love he has had for them for the past two decades.

But let me share the following with you publicly so that other God-fearing men of like mind can benefit from it as well," he said. You dare to cast doubt on God’s anointed and presidential pick, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. And you're telling us to be quiet and keep our mouths shut about Onaiyekan, a self-proclaimed man of God who is spewing pure nonsense, who obviously has never heard from God, and who has muddied his hands in the muddy seas of politics?

Fani-Kayode claimed that he had attempted to be kind, but that this was too much for certain people, and that Christianity is not a religion for slaves and that every Christian has the freedom to choose for themselves how they want their country to be governed.

Christians, he maintained, are servants to their pastors and children of the Living God, rather than slaves to either. Also, FFK will know that a person is no longer God's servant or child the moment that person tells him that his Pastor can never be wrong, making him a slave to his Pastor.

He argued that a Christian has the freedom to not only vote against the candidate his pastor supports, but also to wish ill on, talk ill of, pray against, and seek the destruction of a man who has won a free and fair election but whom the Christian's pastor does not want sworn in as President of the United States.

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Abuja Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Catholic Fani-Kayode John Onaiyekan


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