Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any political party.
Oyedepo had attracted criticism after escorting Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on a visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta last week.
The billionaire preacher is also believed to have campaigned for former President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the 2015 general elections which the latter lost.
However, in a sermon titled “Covenant day of open doors” on Sunday, the 64-year-old said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria.
While he did not directly explain why he was at the parley, Oyedepo said he is an apolitical and peace-seeking leader.
“I have never belonged to any political party and will never belong to one. Wherever parties you are in, that is where I am in. There is no party without winners in it, if you get to any party and you don’t see any winner in it, you better check out of there, even the one that has not being formed winners are there.
“Our goal is to secure the glorious destiny of our nation by paying whatever price it requires. I have never taken any dime from any political candidate in my life, I am a mediator. The price of peace is far cheaper than the cost of war so what we are saying is let us talk this over don’t let us exchange blows.
“Let us be mature and be sincere, let’s give chance to reason and let the wicked turn from their wicked ways. We have to do it by appealing to people’s reasoning. Does anybody here want to see war? The 30 months war we fought, the effect keeps lingering, you won’t see war again in the name of Jesus,” he said.