General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, says government should consult him for remedy for the COVID-19 pandemic, warning his church members not to submit themselves for the Coronavirus vaccine.
Oyedepo made the comment on Sunday during the 40th anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State.
“They should come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost,” he said, warning his members not to take the “deadly thing” called vaccine.
“Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated around the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.
The cleric decried visits by health officials to churches to vaccinate people, describing the action as an “insult” because, according to him, every church “is anti-COVID-19 zone.”
He said, “What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine, my God will show up (for you).
“Did I tell anyone I am sick? Don’t let anyone harass you into doing what you don’t want to do.”
Oyedepo also alleged that the side effects outweighed the benefits of taking the vaccine.
“They wanted Africa dead. I heard them say it. When we didn’t die as they proposed, they brought out this vaccination scheme. You need to hear their proclamation that Africa will lack spaces to bury corpses. But, today, reverse is the case. Africa has the least casualty among all the other continents of the world,” he said.
None of the members in the capacity-filled auditorium had a mask on or observed any COVID-19 procedure as Oyedepo said the foreigners who came for the anniversary had returned to their home countries in good health.
The cleric boasted that a shot of anointing oil would kill the COVID-19 virus.