The Senior Pastor of The Covenant Nation, Poju Oyemade, has deleted a Twitter thread, which some tweeps felt was directed at their preferred presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Oyemade on Thursday tweeted, “Faith is not just blind belief or hoping for a miracle. Faith sees. Faith has her eyes opened and possesses the evidence upon which it builds its belief. Faith prepares long, sometimes for years just as Joseph did for the years of famine. Faith counts the cost before embarking.
“Without having real evidence upon which you are acting nor preparation for the task, recognising real obstacles that lie ahead and making concrete plans, one is just being delusional about the outcome. The enthusiasm of the youth must not be wasted on poorly planned projects.
“Noah spent months/years planning for the flood & he was operating in faith. Jesus said no man goes to battle without taking stock first nor lays the foundation of a tower without counting the cost first lest he will be mocked. Our faith is intelligent it doesn’t live in denial.”
A wave of reaction had trailed the tweets, which have now been deleted.
Even as he has deleted the tweets, his name is still trending on Twitter with varied reactions. A tweep, Afam said, “I’m not sure why Pastor Poju deleted his tweet. He received several push backs but most of them were people disagreeing without being insulting.
His tweet was pragmatic. But the youth now know that pragmatism gets you more of the same sh*t in Nigeria. And we are tired if it.”
Nkem tweeted, “Pastor Poju should have read the mood of the nation before putting out that tweet. Does he know the amount of time and money people have sacrificed since this movement started? If he had came out to support Tinubu that would even have been better than talking down on the struggle.”