Supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, have whipped Poju Oyemade, the lead pastor of Lagos-based church, The Covenant Nation, over a controversial tweet perceived to be against the former governor of Anambra State.
Poju, who on his verified Twitter handle, had tasked his social media followers to plan well before executing a task.
He, however, got heavy backlash from those insinuating that he made a veiled reference to Obi.
“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,” the cleric tweeted.
Hijacking the content to mean Oyemade referred to Obi, his supporters attacked the cleric, making him delete his strings of tweets,
@novieverest tweeted, “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.”
@FS_Yusuf_ stated, “They sent Pastor Poju. The youths he tried to gaslight, didn’t buy into his gimmicks, he deleted the tweet and their online emissaries are saying we ‘bullied him’.
“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 and declare who you are supporting”