Arcbishop Samson Benjamin, General Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministry in Lagos, has protested against bad governance under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in the country.
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The cleric, popularly known as Jehovah Sharp Sharp, carried a coffin as he marched through the streets of Festac, Navy Town, Alakija and Satellite Town areas of the state on Sunday.
He claimed that God asked him to do so because he is not happy with the government and the state of the nation, adding that he embarked on the protest after “a spiritual journey of more than one year”.
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“From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country”, he said.
“Last week, I had a mortal vacation, which was a solitary confinement where I didn’t talk to any human to be with the cabinet of the trinity, I didn’t see the sun, moon, clouds. What you are seeing me do here right now is what the Prophets of Old would do. God will ask them to carry a symbol when he wants to pass a message to the leaders of the nation.
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“He said to me ‘Go and carry a coffin on your head, it is not furniture or anything for interior decoration, it is good for nothing, it is at the end of the life of a man that he is put into a coffin”.
Benjamin said God told him that Nigerian leaders deliberately brought hardship on Nigerians.
“Tell the leaders that they have intentionally depleted the common resources that belong to this great country and have brought hardship on the citizens, I am not happy with it”, he also said.
He said the country has disappointment God, “who brought people of various ethnicities together and gave them the resources”.
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“But those in power have chosen to make the commonwealth of the country their personal property, this is the reason I am carrying this coffin, God is not happy, and he is saying it is not political leaders alone, including the religious and traditional leaders”, he stated.
Explaining why he did not take the coffin to Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, the clergyman said God had not asked him to so.
He called on those in power to decide if the country should stay together or not.
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“Secession cry is everywhere, the question is, Is it God’s will that all these must happen? We need to sit down at a round table and look at it again what and what put us together, whether those things are still workable today or are no longer workable,” he concluded.
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