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“I stand by Apostle Suleman. I also call on all those who believe in me to do likewise” – Governor Fayose

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has declared his support for General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman over the sex scandal the cleric is facing.

According to Premium Times, he made this known in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

Recall that two weeks ago, one Stephanie Otobo, a Canadian-based singer, who was arrested for allegedly trying to blackmail the cleric, claimed that they were in a sexual relationship. She said that she had gotten pregnant for him at one time, and he put something in her drink that terminated her pregnancy and made her bleed for one year.

She also shared screenshots of alleged video conversations between them. She accused Suleman of breaching his promise to marry her.

Another lady, who identified herself as Queen Esther, and claimed to be a former usher at Suleman’s church also disclosed that she had a sexual relationship with Suleman between 2013 and 2014.

 

Suleman, who had consistently refuted the allegations, had on Tuesday, through his Communications Director, Phrank Shaibu, alleged that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna is the mastermind of the scandal.

Suleman had condemned the killing of Christians by Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna, adding that his church members should kill any Fulani herdsman who tries to kill them.

When Suleman was in Ekiti for a crusade in January, the Department of State Services (DSS) had stormed his hotel in a bid to arrest him. The cleric called on the governor who came to the hotel and stopped the planned arrest.

Fayose, who wondered why the allegations surfaced after the cleric condemned the killing of Christians, said:

 

This was the same way they tried to drag the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in the mud.

The whole world was aghast at how they insulted and ridiculed the highly-revered RCCG General Overseer. But for the outcry from all over the world, they almost bundled out Pastor Adeboye from his position as RCCG General Overseer and could have even arrested the General Overseer of Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo.

I stand by Apostle Suleiman and other men of God being directly or indirectly persecuted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) cabal.

Their evil plan is to destroy the Church so as to silence every perceivable strong voice of opposition. And their mode of operation is to take on every vocal, principled, and popular man of God one after the other.Should it not interest Nigerians and the international community that up till today, none of those herdsmen that killed thousands of Nigerians in Benue, Enugu, Delta, Ogun, Plateau and Kaduna States have been arrested? Even those arrested in connection with the murder of the Abuja-based pastor, Eunice Elisha, have been released.

Anyone who has a case against any man of God should swear an oath, proceed to the law court and face the rigours, rather than engage in media trial and character assassination, which have become the hallmark of this administration.

The family of Stephanie Otobo has disclaimed her and her claims. Rather than own up and recant, those paying for the entire drama are making her to change and modify her claims, which are collapsing like a pack of cards. All other efforts to enlist other blackmailers against this man of God have likewise collapsed irretrievably.

I therefore make bold to say that I stand by Apostle Suleman. I also call on all those who believe in me to do likewise and carry the message abroad. To me, this plot against Apostle Suleman is madness carried too far.

11 Comments

  1. OMATA EMMANUEL

    March 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I support APOSTLE JOHNSON SULEMAN, he doesn’t have anything with those demonic agent rumours. Please let my Papa rest

  2. bolintin

    March 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    But how could the educated people of Ekiti have voted this emotionally and mentally unbalanced guy to head the helms of the their affairs. So disappointing.

    How is RCCG G.O matter related to this adultery scandal? And when that even happened what was your position? Must you constitute yourself as a nuisanace all the time in the name of politics?

  3. lolu

    March 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Has Fayose forgotten that it is the same government that sacked the man that attempted to bundle Pastor EA Adeboye out? abi iru oniranu wo ni Man yii na?
    He really thinks he has people that believes in him? Deluded comedian? Frank Spencer in Ekiti Government house!

  4. NG

    March 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    ‘But how could the educated people of Ekiti have voted this emotionally and mentally unbalanced guy to head the helms of the their affairs.’
    He is politically savvy, true. just as this present Nigeria requires. A political realist he is.
    Politics is played as a game of realism not on esoteric idealism.

    Even if Suleyman is guilty and I must castigate, I will find a way to do it personally to him if I can, never on the altar of public opinion in the media as those that traduce him would desire. My choice by the way, same as Fayose’s is his choice and you obviously have made your own choice.

  5. Anne

    March 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    El Ruffin. Watch out. You need to be careful.

  6. Anne

    March 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Fayose’s statement depicts how intelligent people express. Why drag him on the altar of public opinion. Why should the woman keep changing her statement on the altar of public opinion. Let her keep asking her lawyer to make amendments na whether that one will not get tired. In Nigeria, if some high powers want to finish you, they will if a higher supernatural God is not on your side. That’s how some people in government almost finished my uncle so much that I began to question his integrity also. The day he was vindicated, questions came through my mind. I did not know that people using the media could destroy the integrity of an innocent man so much that his family members could doubt him. That experience made me change my mind about believing what people say too quickly.

  7. ABCD

    March 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    You have to give it to Ayo Fayose. He’s good at everything except the job he was elected to do.

    Pantomine clown of the highest order. Shio ?

  8. Adetunji

    March 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Fayose is not a normal person.ekiti teacher and worker’s are not paid.and you are putting your stupid mouth in kaduna issue.( go and pay then jor)

  9. Anon

    March 16, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    By their toothless grins we shall no them.

  10. Zoey

    March 17, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Nigeria is going through a tough time ,there are so many pressing issues to handle or discuss about, all Nigerian are concerned about is whether a pastor committed adultery or not. Like seriously?!!!! There hunger and insecurity in Nigeria and that doesn’t bothered other leaders . This Apostle is a human being and not God. So whether he did whatever he being accused of is not going to change the price of dollar to the naira. Why have this now become a bastion all issue?

    • Amaka

      March 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      It has become an issue because of the statement he made about Fulani herds men. Some powers are trying to bring him down, it wouldn’t have been an issue but for that statement. Freedom of Speech does not sit well with the powers that be but they can make any statement and issue press releases.

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