Nigerians react as Sanwo-Olu visits Bishop Oyedepo ahead of Saturday’s Governorship election
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited the founder and presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo.
Newsflash Nigeria understands that Sanwo-Olu visited Bishop Oyedepo on Monday, according to the Governor posted on his Twitter handle.
Dressed in white, the governor posed for photos with Oyedepo who was also dressed in his customary white attire.
The visit comes just a few days before the March 18 governorship election in Lagos and 27 other states across the federation.
Sanwo-Olu described Bishop David Oyedepo as a man after God’s heart.
Speaking personally about the visit, Governor Sanwo-Olu described his meeting with Bishop Oyedepo as a memorable one and praised the clergyman for his dedicated life of service to God and mankind.
Taking to Twitter, the Lagos State Governor wrote: “Yesterday, was indeed a memorable day as I met with a man after God’s own heart, a man who has dedicated his life to the service of God and mankind, Bishop David Oyedepo founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide and presiding Bishop of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have accused Sanwo-Olu of indulging in religious politics after he paid a surprise visit to the presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, ahead of the March 18 date for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.
The visit did not sit well with some Nigerians who accused the governor of performing the same kind of politics they had criticized the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Peter Obi of the Labour Party was heavily criticized for visiting religious houses and using his religiosity to canvass for votes against the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.
Reacting to Sanwo-Olu’s visit to Oyedepo, Samuel Jimoh wrote: “Sanwo-Olu jumping from pillar to post, he was in Harvesters on Sunday, yesterday in winners fighting for is politics life to be a Governor, after the election, he will be no more invisible in the public. Vote him out, he does not deserve a second term in Alausa.”
420 wrote: “But this is the same thing you all faulted Peter Obi for, that he went to churches, etc etc. APC is just a bunch of crazy confused desperate-spelled folks gaskiya. This is obviously so desperate and phony.”
@yomi_mabayoje wrote: “I’ve said it earlier and it’s happening. I knew LP will be a better opposition party compared to PDP. Because there’s no way our governor will be campaigning in this manner if wasn’t for PO and his party.”
Olalekan wrote: “When Obi was going to various churches, some idiots were opening their gutter mouths, spewing religious rubbish, now their MCM is doing the same, what has been the rhetoric? Silence!!! SMH.”
Love, Vee wrote: “So forced and unoriginal.”
Ayọ̀mírìndé #OyoStateObidatti’sParrot wrote: “Someone seeking re-election is closing his comment section, @GRVlagos can never do this. You don’t even want Bishop Oyedepo to reply to your message either. WE DON’T WANT YOU AND YOUR MASTER IN LAGOS ANYMORE.”