Poju Oyemade, a pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, has shown solidarity with Paul Enenche and David Ibiyeomie over the attacks on Daddy Freeze, a radio host.

During his last Sunday service, Ibiyeomie of the Salvation Ministries had threatened to kill the broadcaster over his criticism of David Oyedepo, the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church.

He also described the on-air personality, whose real name is Ifedayo Olarinde, as a “bastard Somalia-born half-caste” — a development that sparked debate across social media.

In his reaction, the radio host had called on the public to hold the cleric responsible if any harm befalls him.

On Friday, Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), however, fuelled the flames in a strong-worded message wherein he referred to the OAP as a “mad dog.”

In a lengthy post on his Facebook page on Saturday, Oyemade explained why he is supporting Ibiyome and Eneche.

“To openly mock someone much older than you and also a person who is in authority should be roundly condemned. To think you can insult your way to destiny is futile,” he wrote.

“The principle of publicly speaking out against such behavior is right for if left unanswered in the public square, it will become the culture and many who are young and impressionable people will follow suit.

“In leadership, silence is consent. What you see today in a corner that seems insignificant if you do not address it will one day take over the entire fabric of society.

“There are institutions God has put in place to keep society in order. Those offices must be respected even if you disagree with them.

“You may disagree doctrinal wise with leaders and you may in some cases voice out your opinion but to use mockery and insults as a weapon is wrong and must be condemned.

“The public denunciation of disrespectful behaviour in principle is the correct thing to do and this not for personal reasons but for the preservation of order in society.”



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