Oyedepo blows hot over hate speech bill


Bishop David Oyedepo of Faith Tabernacle has expressed get at the hate speech bill which is before the Nigerian Senate.

The bill which has passed its second reading aims to criminalize hate speech with jail term. It is being sponsored by Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi.

Reacting to the bill, Oyedepo stated that it is aimed at silencing Nigerians as he boasted that he cannot be silenced because he’s sent by God.

Speaking at Shiloh 2019 tagged ‘Breaking limit, Oyedepo said “Hate speech is one of the most crazy idea ever.

“You say something truthful about them and they call it is hate speech? You can’t silence a man of God because he is called by God.

“A prophet is answerable to God only, what God tells him he will say. You cannot stand for God and be a loser.

“I don’t know if anyone loves Nigeria more than I do. Imagine they are not hanging killers, they want to hang ‘hate speakers?

“ Anyways that is dead already, if the wicked will not stop his wickedness God will stop his wickedness.”

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