The renowned Human rights activist in Nigeria, Aisha Yesufu asserted that religious leaders in Nigeria are worse than political rulers.
According to her, religious leaders benefit from bad governance as it helps them “sell cheap miracles and power points”.
Yesufu made her opinion known via her Twitter handle while responding to a post by the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, William Kumuyi, in which he warned Christians not to hate those in government who fail to deliver on pre-election promises.
“We teach that if you’re a genuine believer in [Jesus] Christ, you wouldn’t hate your neighbour. Nor would you disdain those in power because they appear not to be delivering on electoral pledges such that you would go on the rampage, destroying government property or pillaging the public till,” the clergyman stated.
We teach a linear life of Christian walk: you can’t be a saint on Sunday and a monster on Monday,” Kumuyi said.
In reaction to this tweet, Yesufu wrote:
“Religious rulers in Nigeria are worse than political rulers. They keep the people enslaved. They also need bad governance to sell cheap miracles and power points!
“Until you free people from the clutches of their mallams, pastors, dibias, babalawos & boka, nothing will change.”