Bishop David Oyedepo, General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, has addressed the Hate Speech Bill that is currently in the National Assembly for consideration.
The Bishop made his stand known at the ongoing Shiloh at Canaanland in Ota, Ogun State, in the Southwest Nigeria. The Program is tagged “Breaking Limits”.
The Winners Chapel General Overseer kicked against Hate Speech bill at the opening of Shiloh 2019 tagged “Breaking Limits” currently going on in Canaanland in Ota, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.
This online media platform understands that the bill is set to punished the culprits with death by hanging and also, any person who violates the law shall be liable to life imprisonment.
However, due to pressure and criticisms from Nigerians the sponsor of the hate bill had in November, said the proposed death penalty for anyone found guilty of hate speech that leads to the death of another, will be removed by the Senate.
The cleric responding to the bill during his message at Shiloh 2019, Bishop Oyedepo focused was that the hate speech bill is dead on arrival.
The priest asked why the supporters of the bill have not advocated for killers to be hung but are seeking to kill hate speech offenders by hanging.
According to him: “They are not hanging killers. They are hanging hate speakers,” Bishop Oyedepo said at Shiloh 2019.
“Anyway, that (bill) is dead already. Prophets are the conscience of the nation,” the clergyman added.