The seasoned man of God lampooned political leaders for using charms and engaging in oath taking, thereby attributing the challenges facing Africa, including poverty, to idol worship.
“Political leaders in Africa are dull because they follow idols. What is a senator doing in the Senate house with charms? Idol worshipping is the challenge of African nations. That is why poverty is deep across the African continent despite the rich resources in many nations,” Oyedepo said.
The Bishop noted that Africans are subjected to suffering as a result of the worship of money which invariably leads to ritual killings in the country. However, he implored the congregation to embrace the total worship of God in order for sanity to return to the country as well as avoid a curse.
“It is worship of the god of money that has made ritual killing rampant in the nation. People do just anything to be rich. Until you return back to God fully, you will still be under the curse of idol worshipping,” said Bishop Oyedepo.
He also criticized the godfather phenomenon in African politics, particularly in Nigeria, which he described as another form of idol worship. He said it is the major contributing factor to the political problems many African countries are facing today.