Nov 26, 2012

“We must all deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio” – Obahiagbon slams pastors with private jets


Former lawmaker and Chief of Staff to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Patrick Obahiagbon has joined the long list of other Nigerians currently condemning Men of God for owning private jets.

The famous grammarian voiced his position on the popular social network site (facebook) on Sunday morning.

The Edo-born politician asserted that it was morally wrong for pastors to acquire private jets in a country where millions of faithfuls sleep hungry without roofs on their heads.

He said, “I cast my vote for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Pastor Tunde Bakare in their demosthenic vitriol against spiritual megalomaniacs whose modus vivendi has become increasingly byzanthine and repulsively narcissistic. We must all begin to deprecate this razzmatazz and Nestorian braggadocio in the “HOUSE OF GOD”, because when there is no difference between the values of a Pastor and a typical Nigerian Politician,then it’s truly a bolekaja ambience,” he said.

His statement came following the acquisition of private jet by President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor.

Apart from Oritsejafor who is the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, other church leaders who own private jet(s) include: Founder of Living Faith Ministries, Bishop David Oyedepo; General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye; Founder of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo.

Sources say also in the league, is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church.

General Overseer of the Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, had a fortnight ago said the jet-gift was presented to him by members of his church during the celebration of his 40th anniversary in the ministry.