Frontline civil rights activist, Philip Agbese has backed the controversial religious bill by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai. Agbese said the bill is biblical and should be supported in entirety.
Speaking with Daily Trust on Sunday, Agbese described the Kaduna state Religious Activities Regulation Bill as a concept that was initiated by Apostle Paul in the Bible.
He said, “Governor Nasir el-Rufai is more of a prophet of God than those who have predicted his death, anyone that wants El Rufai to die does not have a copy of the new testament or lacks basic knowledge of simple comprehension or both.”
The United Kingdom-based activist described the prophecy by Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry that the governor would die over the proposed bill as a joke.
Agbese said the prophet was not only playing with the brain cards of prosperity of his followers but also guilty of offences that were enclosed in the letters of the bill already sent to the Kaduna state House of Assembly.
He said: “These very persons were the same goons who collected our hard earned money in foreign currency from former President Goodluck Jonathan that he would win the presidential election.
“Unfortunately, when the results turned upside down they still shamelessly attempted to deceive their congregants that it was God who changed his mind.
“How do we explain the flip flops in their prophetic narrative when those calling for el-Rufai’s head had predicted that he will never become governor that Okorocha will lose his second term and that Goodluck Jonathan was going to win again?.
“Whoever doesn’t respect this admonishment cannot in the first instance address him/herself as a Christian anywhere in the world?
“Nigeria has the highest number of churches and mosques in the world yet we still find it difficult to live together in peace and harmony due to hate preaching and sermons that have become a part and parcel of us,” he said.