Femi Adesina, Special Assistant on Media, Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has slammed Bishop David Oyedepo describing him as being “blinded by hatred”.
Speaking during a church service, Oyedepo described Buhari’s regime as the “most evil and corrupt” in Nigeria’s history.
He charged the administration for being worried about citizens’ well-being, particularly that of students.
Oyedepo made reference to the federation’s Accountant-General alleged N80 billion fraud scandal, saying the money could have been used to satisfy the requests of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
“Many children are out of school. There is nothing to pay to get them to school. We saw some folks in Covenant that we had to help out to graduate. N30,000, first class graduates can’t get the money under this wicked government, selfish, self-centered,” Oyedepo said.
“What a fight against corruption. You were all deceived. You can’t be in corruption and fight corruption — the most corrupt regime in the history of Nigeria.
“You heard of auditor-general, N80 billion. All they need to pay for the universities to be up and running is less than N80 billion. Are they interested? Their children are not there.”
Responding to Oyedepo’s verbal attack on Buhari’s led government, Adesina asked that the man of God double-check his facts on the difference between auditor-general and accountant-general.
“The bishop at Ota can’t even get his facts right. Blinded by hatred for PMB, he says Auditor General stole N80bn. Pity! He doesn’t know difference between Accountant General (only alleged) and Auditor General. Like OBJ said long ago, we should begin to ordain our own bishops,” he tweeted.