Apostle Johnson Suleman, the Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries International and CEO of Celebration TV has shocked his congregation with a jeremiad of Igbos, in which he called them shameless, betrayers and thieves.
In a video that has gone viral on the internet, his listeners were seen speechless when the cleric also suggested that it was good to condone wrong publicly and bend the truth, so long as the wrongdoer is your brother, saying “people from the Southeast, you betray your own brother.”
Some members of his church were seen shaking their heads.
According to him, Igbos never support their own and would publicly disown one another. He said, “Yes. But even if you don’t agree with the man who is your brother, should you say it publicly if you are not a fool? Can’t you say it amongst your people?”
On the struggle for Biafra, Suleman said if the nation is created, it will still be an Igbo man that will destroy it.
He also made reference to the emergence of an Igbo Senate President Evan Enwerem whom he claimed, without evidence, that he was removed by another Igbo man, Chuba Okadigbo who was also replaced by Anyim Pius Anyim.
Suleman further claimed that the problem of the Igbos are the Igbos.
He said, ”Somebody from the South, somebody from the East. You betray your people. Look at this agitation for Biafra. Who are the people attacking Biafra most, Igbos. Shameless Igbos.
“Am I in support of Nigeria dividing, No!. Am I in support of Nigeria seperating, No. Do I believe we should be together? Yes. But even if you don’t agree with the man who is your brother, should you say it publicly if you are not a fool? Can’t you say it amongst your people?
“If today they get that Biafra, it is an Igbo man that will scatter it. That is the truth.
“During the time of the Senate. When an Igbo man became a senator, it was an Igbo man that removed him. You remember the Enwerem, Chuba Okadigbo, Pius Anyim…remember all of them? It was Igbo that was removing Igbos. That was the first and shortest Senate Presidency we have had in this country.
“An Igbo man employs an Igbo boy to sell in his shop, he will wreck him. he will carry all the man’s money, he will buy land. He wouldn’t wait to be settled.
“The problem of Igbo is Igbo. I repeat it, if you sell your brother, even the buyers will not trust you.”
With the president expected to come from the South in 2023, the diatribe against the Igbos by people in the pulpit, with political ambitions and inclinations, is swelling.
Recently, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who was once a running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, had also given a dangerous sermon, in which he dubiously claimed that the Igbos are cursed because they killed late Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa in the 1966 military coup, knowing same to be a false narrative.
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