Veteran musician Eedris Abdulkareem has responded to a statement by Apostle Johnson Suleman, senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, in protest against Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Christian Church of Redeemed God.
Some members of the Creative Industries Group led by Eedris Abdulkareem on Monday organized a peaceful protest in the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Highway, to make some demands of the General Supervisor, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to talk about some events that affect the masses in the country.
Hundreds of protesters included Nigerian artist and activist Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, Michael Parish, Idris Abdulkareem, Baba Fryo and a couple of other artists.
Suleman responded to his statement that Pastor Adeboye was silent about the events in the country and the release of Leah Sharibu, noting that he had asked Nigerians to pray for the situation.
However, Eedris Abdulkareem, who was among the protesters, went to the Instagram page on Tuesday morning attacking Apostle Suleman.
He asked why Suleman did not pray for Stephanie Otobo, who accused him of sleeping with her but instead reported the case to the police.
According to him, a man of God must not only pray but also denounce injustice.
He wrote: “Dear Apostle Suleiman, do you know that Leah Sharibu has been in captivity for FIVE HUNDRED AND ONE DAY? 501 DAYS … .YES.
“Let me ask you why you did not pray to God when Stephanie Otobo accused you. Instead, you went to the police. Why did you speak against her and now she asks us to be silent while our people are killed daily?
“I remember Pa Adeboye praying for Buhari. Why did not he also refuse to pray for him then? What is this hypocrisy that we like to hug for Nigeria?
“Everything I say is this: keep praying but also talk? It does not cost anything at all. The Bible says that faith without works is dead. I’m not a pastor, I know.
“If you, as a man of God, can not join with me to condemn the atrocities that are currently occurring. If you, as a man of God, can not condemn with your mouth (I do not speak, say let him carry a gun or make him fight). Then the God you serve and the one who hates injustice are not the same.
“Na me Eedris Abdulkareem to speak is always peace and love.”