Adewale Giwa, Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Ministry, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has called on the state Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, to provide security for all citizens.
The call came as some armed men, numbering six, stormed his family’s house on Friday, threatening to seal his church.
Giwa, known for his comments on political issues, however, said he was not surprised about the development.
The pastor, who spoke with our correspondent, called on the state’s police boss, Salami, to provide adequate security for all citizens in the state.
He said: “I got a call from my family informing me that some thugs came to our church around 5.30 pm on Friday, warning my family to tell me to stop attacking Governor Oluwarotimi 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 political appointment 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 am the only pastor speaking out on behalf of the oppressed in Ondo State. My hands are clean and you cannot find anything against me.
“I have not been involved in any criminal activities. I don’t have skeletons in the closet. I spoke my mind during the previous administrations. You can’t stop the truth. Impossible!”