Governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose Sunday cautioned the
Federal Government on its recent law which has tampered with the
administration of churches in Nigeria by making General Overseer of the
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)’s Pastor Enoch Adeboye to step
aside as the head of the church in Nigeria.
The same regulatory law would soon make other clerics like Pastor Williams Kumuyi to retire as their church head in Nigeria.
Criticizing the law, Fayose said that the government must tread softly
on this path to avoid tragedy of monumental proportions befalling them.
Governor Fayose spoke during the 53rd birthday thanksgiving service of
his wife, Mrs. Feyisetan Olayemi Fayose, held at the Governor office’s
chapel, in Ado-Ekiti, State chapter, saying: “There is one thing every
government must not do, the moment you face the church of God, you will
fail. The God of Adeboye, Kumuyi will bring down all the enemies in this
“Somebody must tell them, there are certain things you don’t do. They
are going from frying pan to fire. This government wants to subdue the
church, God will subdue them. They are ridiculing leaders of the church,
God will rubbish them.
“The same church they had deceived to get power, they are saying that we
now have the ring, who will remove it from our hand, the Lord will cut
off the hand that wears the ring.
“APC is behaving in this way, But God is the creator of the ring and the
hand, God will amputate the hand. Ayo Fayose is anointed of God.
“I have warned and I’m still warning, take your hands away from the
administration of churches, you are killing Christians, The Lord will
rise against you.
“By rising against the church, this government has failed. As anyone
that rises against God will fail. By using laws against the church, they
have started to crumble. ”
“Christians are being slaughtered in Southern Kaduna and noble men
cannot talk because of fear of incarceration. Remember you are here
today, tomorrow you would not be here again. We must condemn what is
happening here today, ” he said.