In reaction to Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi’s post that believers are not expected to abuse people in power, it has been reported that Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has stated that he stopped attending the branch of a church in Abuja because the pastor was always attacking the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Disclosing this in an article on Thursday titled, ‘This Kumuyi is simply different’, Adesina has written that, “I used to attend a church in Abuja from 2015 to 2018, till the pastor began to see himself as someone who must bring the Buhari government down. Sunday after Sunday, it was all sorts of criticism from the pulpit. But I endured since it was a branch of a church I had attended for over 30 years. Till one day, he overdid it.”
He stated that “The Dapchi girls were abducted and there was no name the pastor did not call President Buhari that Sunday. It was horrendous that such things could come from the pulpit. But I suffered long and sat through the sermon, or rather, what was supposed to be a sermon. I then went home, wondering what the church of God was turning to.
Adesina reportedly praised Pastor Kumuyi, who is also the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, for stating that Christians should not “disdain those in power because they appear not to be delivering on electoral pledges”.
Adesina continued that, “Irrespective of the titles they bear, I hear bishops, apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, cursing the government, and issuing doomsday notices. One even said publicly that the Buhari administration was over, before the 2019 elections. But the man won handsomely, and that preacher still struts and frets on the pulpit every week, not repenting in sackcloth and ashes.”
He disclosed that “And sadly, they were encouraged by pastors and preachers, who simply hate the fact that a Fulani man is their President. Many of them are on record as having encouraged the protesters, till things went ugly, turned awry. And the pastors vanished into the thin air. Not a word of caution or restraint as the cities were burning, and policemen were being killed, and even eaten up.”