General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned members of his church against taking the COVID-19 vaccine, which he claims is “deadly” and untested.
Oyedepo spoke on Sunday, May 9, during the 40th anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State.
“They should come to me to find out how to deal with COVID-19 at no cost. Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated around the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.
The cleric decried visits by health officials to churches to vaccinate people, describing the action as an “insult” because, according to him, every church “is anti-COVID-19 zone.”
He said, “What an insult! What an assault! Nobody has the right to enforce vaccination on you, and anybody cannot terminate your employment because you refuse to take the vaccine, my God will show up (for you). Did I tell anyone I am sick? Don’t let anyone harass you into doing what you don’t want to do.”