Senior Pastor and Founder of The Covenant Nation, Poju Oyemade has been bullied into deleting a controversial tweet that many people inferred was directed at the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi.
In the post shared on the microblogging platform Twitter, Oyemade spoke about the enthusiasm of youths, which according to him, shouldn’t be wasted on poorly planned projects.
While making a reference to the scripture, the clergyman said no man goes to battle without taking stock first nor lays the foundation of a tower without counting the cost, else he would be mocked.
He wrote: “Without having real evidence upon which you are acting or preparing for the task, recognising real obstacles that lie ahead and making concrete plans, one is just being delusional about the outcome. The enthusiasm of the youth must not be wasted on poorly planned projects.”
“Noah spent months/years planning for the flood and he was operating in faith. Jesus said no man goes to battle without taking stock first nor lays the foundation of a tower without counting the cost first lest he will be mocked. Our faith is intelligent and doesn’t live in denial.”
Although Poju didn’t mention Peter Obi’s name, many supporters inferred that it was directed at Peter Obi whose main supporters are youths.
@novieverest wrote: “You are going through the hardship of Buhari’s term, “Pastor” Poju and co that pushed you into the suffering want to push you into deeper suffering.”
@LeonardIBMarc1 wrote: “Pastor Poju wanted to use bible quotes to manipulate people for Tinubu after he had endorsed Buhari in 2015, Dem change am for Pastor Poju, him delete him tweet. I have never been so Obidents and happy”
@FS_Yusuf_ wrote: “They sent Pastor Poju, the youths he tried to gaslight, didn’t buy in to his gimmicks, he deleted the tweet and their online emissaries are saying we “bullied him”. Nonsense! See, if u can’t join us, pls don’t “advise” us. We wan “waste” our votes for”
@firstladyship wrote: “Did Pastor Poju imagine he’d be spared for bringing Peter Obi to The Platform? If Mbaka could be trashed in the bin, no Man of God is above koboko. Mbaka, Poju & other so-called clergy supported Buhari. Look how messed up Nigeria is!! Please respect yourself or you’ll be trashed”
@IbekweOnwuezobe wrote: “Pastor Poju the Motivational speaker that cannot “Motivate” the Youths To Take Back Nigeria. Instead he has joined the Naysayers that only “Structures” can win Election. Sir be bold & declare who you are supporting.”