General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to a video of him saying that he prayed COVID-19 should not end.
Recall that in the viral video, Apostle Suleman while preaching at a church program, said he prayed Covid-19 should not end because he was prospering and has been able to buy his third private jet.
“In COVID (pandemic) I bought a jet; the third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID-19 not to end because I was resting.
While people were complaining. my wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’ Am I talking to somebody here?”
His speech drew criticisms from Nigerians who condemned him for being excited about the pandemic that has crippled the economic lives of many.
Reacting to this while preaching in his church on Sunday, February 21, Apostle Suleman said the video of him making the statement was edited by a fellow pastor who is an enemy of his.
In his words;
“There’s a video that is trending about me. It was posted by a pastor against me. It was a programme I had in Abuja and I was trying to explain something about COVID-19. When they told me that I prayed for COVID-19 not to end, I said ‘me? I didn’t say that.
When they brought the video, I discovered it slipped out of my mouth. There’s no pastor that will pray for Covid not to end. It doesn’t make sense.
I was talking about what happens around Covid, how families were staying together, how families united, how some people even made money during that process.
That was what I was trying to buttress and it slipped out of my mouth. I could not have prayed for Covid not to end, no pastor would do that. But he (the pastor) took that mistake, edited some part and blew it.”
Going further, the clergyman noted that those who are angry that he bought a third private jet will just die.
“If you are angry I mentioned three jets, you go just die. That’s the truth because when i built school and gave to Government, you didn’t talk about it. WHen i built prison and gave Government, u didn’t talk about it. WHen i constructed a federal road, you didn’t talk about it. WHen i built houses and gave to widows, you didn’t talk about it.
When i bought transformers for communities when there was no light, there was no noise like this, you didn’t talk about it. I have people in my church who are graduates, no job, I put them on salary, waiting for jobs to come. Nobody is debating it. Then you are angry because i mentioned Jet. You never vex. If you cannot commend me, you cannot condemn me.
Listen, that of Covid, i regretted the way it came out because I was telling them that my wife is so happy that am at home, that this period people stay at home, my wife was like, aaa my husband can stay at home like this. Can life be this sweet? Not that we are happy that people are dying from. That’s insensitive. But they normally pick a little error. Blow it out.
I reject it. When i saw that video, i went on my kneas and say holly spirit you know i cannot say This. I don’t know how it came out of my mouth. Am sorry about this. But for someone to sit down you are analyzing. If you don’t commend me, you can’t condemn me. The people i will listen to is people who commend my good works
Watch the video below;