VANTAGE NEWS reported that the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, urged Nigerians not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
He said, “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.”
Nigerians on twitter are reacting.
See reactions below:
Clergymen who should know better telling their congregation not to take the COVID is an abuse of the trust of their congregation.
The COVID vaccine has been shown to be safe and will help reduce the spread of the pandemic.
Do your own research, don't swallow everything they say
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) May 10, 2021
What I see I on the Oyedepo trend is appaling to say the least, so many people misquoting and reporting wrong information. Before you make your reports why don't you watch the program online as it is on the church's youtube channel. Watch it.
I lay down my pen now
— The_Only_Geeflex (@Oga_geeflex) May 10, 2021
Don't take covid-19 vaccination until it been verified — bishop david oyedepo.
That's the really headline
— Nonye (GHOST) (@Xprosive) May 10, 2021
Before they misquote what Bishop David Oyedepo said, I heard him clearly, and he said…
"If you want the vaccine, you can go for it, but don't allow anyone to force you to take it."
— ugoala justice uche🇳🇬 (@just_urch) May 9, 2021
Noah warned His Generation they mocked Him
Moses warned Pharaoh and The Egyptians they blatantly refused
Sodom was warned mocked continued in there wicked ways
Today Bishop Oyedepo is warning the World and they are wagging their tongues
Jesus is Lord pic.twitter.com/YHhOlO4sI3
— #AreYouReady #JesusIsComing (@drhanniel) May 10, 2021
Oyedepo – After vaccination, you are still wearing mask, why?
1. Vaccinated individuals may still be able to spread the virus to others
2. The vaccines aren’t 100% effective at preventing COVID-19
Source: abc27 News
— Uncle Mark™ (@iamUncleMark) May 10, 2021
Oyedepo said “no one has the right to force vaccine on you or sack you for not taking vaccine”. Simple
It’s saddening how you all ran along with headlines because you want to trend. Drag anybody when wrong but don’t force wrong intentions into their speeches, it’s a mental case.
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) May 10, 2021
With what I am seeing online and the false reports by news reporters this morning is a clear evidence that the media is a big problem in the fight against terrorism and failed economy. Please when did Bishop Oyedepo say all these? Same service I attended? Be the change!#Oyedepo
— STEVE TheCHUMMAY 🇳🇬 (@SteveUmesi) May 10, 2021
Oyedepo should be arrested! He is playing politics and religion with the pandemic, now a whole lots of his followers will reject the vaccine. Religious extremism indeed.
— Mukhtar Yusuf⭕ (@Doxxxx12) May 10, 2021
Guy, you are the one actually misleading people with an information you didn't verify, I am with Bishop Oyedepo on this, nobody should be forced to take a vaccine that has a potential to be very dangerous in a country where we handle things carelessly.
— PRINCIPALITY (@Dekanbaba) May 10, 2021
There’s has been report of excessive menstrual flow, convulsion, rashes, heart failure, complications and death as a result of the covid jab taken. Everything is not about religion as y’all bout to attack Oyedepo. Its common sense. Elon is not religious but wont take it. Dyor
— MATTHEW THE GREAT (@saintmateke) May 10, 2021