Rt Rev Abiodun Ogunyemi, the Bishop of Zaria Diocese (Anglican Communion), has claimed that Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State will not emerge as president of Nigeria.
The Bishop stated that he believes that the Kaduna State governor is being prepared to contest in 2023.
Ogunyemi made this claim while reacting to the previous plan to demolish the 110-year-old St George Cathedral, Sabon-Gari Zaria and another alleged plan to demolish the Sabongari property of the Church.
The Bishop on the website of the diocese attacked the Bishop for Wusasa Diocese, Anglican Province of Kaduna, Rev. Ali Buba Lamido, who commended Gov. el-Rufai, on Monday over his decision to halt the demolition of the aged church.
He stated that any attempt to frustrate the Church in Kaduna State is an offence against God and to the Christians all over the country.
While stating that the “Diocese of Zaria is not at war with the governor and we are not religious bigots. We are only fighting for our right. Nobody can stop us from fighting for our right;” he noted that Bible prophets did not apologise to kings, but rather, kings apologised to prophets.
Ogunyemi stated that the church will not be silent while proposals are ongoing to demolish “our Cathedral.”
He said, “A letter was written by KASUPDA on the orders of the governor to us to quit the Cathedral premises within seven days, and we responded in the best possible ways together with CAN and other Christian organisations all over the world.”
“Rather than apologising to the governor, the governor should apologise to the Church and the general public for embarrassing himself with the quit notice.”
He urged the Kaduna State Governor to stop embarrassing himself with the demolition of churches in any part of Kaduna State.
The Bishop stated that any attempt to demolish their shops or properties in Sabongari market is evil, callous and wicked and will be associated with the wrath of God.
Ogunyemi added that the Sabongari market is their land which was acquired in the early 1900s with genuine C of O, which we have submitted to the state government for re-certification.
“Any attempt by el-Rufai to demolish any of our properties in that market will be a direct assault on the Church in the whole of Nigeria.”
“The governor is being prepared for 2023 elections. The governor should know that he will never be president of Nigeria. I speak prophetically as a servant of the living God.”
“Let fake Christians and religious spies placed in our Church by a particular religion be aware of the consequences of their actions because heaven is watching.”
He added that the lord will expose the spies in our midst in Jesus Name.
“In fact, their actions now show very clearly that they are working for interest against the Church.”
“The Lord in His mercies will raise help to deliver His Church from fake Christians, fake converts and novices.”