Following the ongoing nationwide protest over the brutality and extra-judicial killings by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives, a Nigerian lady, Valerie Chisom Okoligwe had called out The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Ministeries, David Oyedepo and other clergymen who have remained silent on the issue.
According to Valerie, she thinks the clerics have the power to help in situations like this but they chose to remain quiet instead.
“I attend Living Faith Church (winners chapel) but I’ll never understand why the Bishop doesn’t at least lend a voice to happenings that concern us. You aren’t just there to cater to our spirit man but us as a whole. You chose that responsibility when you answered God’s call. We Aren’t asking for too much, just please lend a voice. Please. No matter how hard we try, we can’t do this on our own. Please help us!!!”
She added; “I won’t let you sniveling cowards derail the conversation. I hold Bishop in the highest regard but its high time ALL religious leaders help us by lending a voice with their massive platform. We can’t win this fight on our own, its not possible. We need all the help we can get.”
Aren't asking for too much, just please lend a voice. Please. No matter how hard we try, we can't do this on our own.
Please help us!!!
— Valerie Chisom Okoligwe (@Miss_magnolia20) October 9, 2020
However, after her tweets had gone viral and reached other members of Living Faith Church, Valerie alleged that she was receiving threats from them.
“My church members are entering my DM to threaten and insult me because I begged Bishop to help us with his platform. Nothing will happen to me and mine, this fight will be won and you will choke on your blindness. Nothing will happen to me! Nothing by God’s Grace!! #EndSARS,” she wrote.