The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo has vowed not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, saying he is not a guinea pig.
According to Oyedepo, who spoke during the church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer programme on Saturday, the vaccine is illegal, adding that though the world was confused, the church has the answer.
Nigeria is currently administering the Oxford/AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after taking delivery of 3.924 million doses of the vaccine.
The cleric said: “I have never seen a generation where you force people to take vaccines. It is inhuman; it is immoral sir. I’m not a lawyer but I don’t think it is legal. You can’t come to my house and want to give me injection. On what? Did I invite you? They are confused. But the church has the answer.
“Did you see any outbreak of virus here? How will it enter the gate? Will it come through the air? How? One woman just got down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are human beings now turned to guinea pigs? The world is confused but the church is lighted. So, the triumph of the church will humble the pride of the world. They don’t know what to do, sir. In the last days, the church will be reigning in power and glory. That is God’s agenda. “
Speaking further, the Bishop said he does not own anyone any apology for his position, vowing to expose the devil and his agents.
He said: “No apologies. There is a big, big bird in our land, saying ‘don’t take it, they are deceivers’. Let me see someone who will come and inject me. By who? Are you going to tie my hands? How? Did I invite you? I know you are quiet, you will hear more of it. My job is to expose the devil and tell his agents, ‘get off, we are not guinea pigs’.”