Some armed men numbering six reportedly stormed the family’s house of Senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa on Friday, threatening to seal his church.
Giwa, who is known to be very outspoken on political issues in Nigeria, said he was not surprised about the developments.
The pastor, who hinted our correspondent called on the state Commissioner of Police, Salami Aminu Bolaji to provide adequate security for all citizens of the state.
He said,”I got a call from my family, informing me that some thugs came to church around 5:30pm on Friday, warning my family to tell me to stop attacking governor Akeredolu.
“My father’s house is behind the church. They also threatened to seal the church on frivolous excuses if I fail to stop meddling in the political affairs of the state.
“Let me tell them that my position as a pastor is to say what God wants, not what they want.
“I was a journalist in the state for so many years before I became a pastor. When I took up this Ministry, I promised God to always stand by the truth.
“I’m a pastor, I am not a politician and I’m not seeking for political appointments from anybody neither do I need anything from anyone.
“All I want for my state is good governance. It takes those who fear God to do what is right.
“I’m using this medium to call on the state Commissioner of police to be neutral and provide adequate security for all citizens of the state.
“Presently, I’m the only pastor speaking out on behalf of the oppressed in Ondo state; my hands are clean, and you can’t find anything against me.
“I have not involved in criminal activities, I don’t have skeletons in the closet. I spoke my mind during the previous administrations, you can’t the truth, impossible.”