Abdulahhi Sule, the Governor of Nasarawa State, has revealed how he was advised to shut down Goshen Camp of the Living Faith in Masaka, Nasarawa State for asking Christians to vote Christian candidates in the last general elections in the state.
The governor made this assertion while delivering a speech at the just concluded 2023 Peace And Development Submit for Young University Students in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Recall that prior to the 2023 general elections, DAILY POST had reported that Bishop Abioye, who is the Vice President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, had called on Christians to vote for candidates of their faith.
“If anybody tells you now that there is no religion in politics, they are deceiving you. Don’t hide it, vote for your faith. Till tomorrow, I will vote for my faith. I won’t vote for someone who will slaughter me.” Abioye said.
Speaking during the summit, Gov Sule maintained that contrary to people’s advice, he refused to order the arrest of the Bishop.
He said, “Indeed, for those of you who remember, we have most of the major religious organizations in Nasarawa State, like the Goshen City at Kilometer 36, which is presided by the respected Bishop David Abioye, who once released a video just before the elections asking: why can’t a Christian be a governor in Nasarawa State.
“He then urged Christians to vote only for Christian candidates.
“Some people came and advised me, let us check whether that church has paid their taxes, otherwise close the church.
“They said let us send security to arrest him (Bishop Abioye) for making those kinds of statements, but I said no.
On Monday, 2nd October 2023, the Governorship Election Tribunal Petition, (OEPT) chaired by Justice Ezekiel Ajayi delivered in judgement, declaring David Ombugadu of the PDP the rightful winner of the March 18 elections, nullifying Sule’s victory at the polls.