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APC zealots need to have their heads examined —Okupe •Presidential Spokesman says opposition party afraid of him

By News Express on 20/12/2014

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has said that unnamed people in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) who allegedly twisted his comparison of President Goodluck Jonathan and Jesus Christ “need (to have) their heads examined.”

Writing around midnight on his Facebook page, Okupe alleged that there are “those in APC who are petrified whenever they see my face on TV.” He accused them of mounting a campaign to destroy his public image but vowed not to be intimidated.

The presidential aide decalred himself a born again Christian and quoted copiously from the Bible to defend his controversial statement during a TV interview that “like Christ, President Jonathan bears a lot of burden for the Nation.”  

Okupe wrote: “Those who think they have gotten a chance to destroy Doyin Okupe’s public image are unrelenting in their fruitless efforts to malign me based on d distortion of a statement I made on sunrise daily programme on channels.

“I am a deeply religious person and I have relied on nothing but the love of Christ Jesus in all my earthly existence.

“I am a true born again Christian and have the spirit of Christ in me. Therefore even if my flesh were to stray the Spirit that resides in me will never allow my tongue to speak profanity or blasphemy to the name of Christ, my Saviour, Redeemer, my hope, my life, my All.

“What I said was ‘like Christ, President Jonathan bears a lot of burden for the Nation..’

“Any Christian scholar will confirm that ‘to be Christ-like is the ultimate desire of every Christian.’ This statement is not demeaning of our Lord who in all humility said ‘whosoever believes greater works than these will he do.’

“The Holy bible allows us as Christians to compare ourselves to Christ. Galatians 3 vs 27 says ‘for as many of u that have been baptized have put on Christ’ Wow!!! That is we ‘wear’ Him and we are like Him.

“Also 1John 4 vs 17 says ‘love has been perfected among us: that we may have boldness in the day of judgement because as He is, so are we in this world.’

“In Romans 8vs 17 the matter of comparison with our Lord is sealed. It says ‘and if children,

Then heirs, heirs of God and Joint Heirs with Christ. As believers we share with Christ the Sonship of God.’

“Sadly the ‘foolish Galatians’ amongst us say we blaspheme if we compare ourselves with Christ. Ignorance is vexatious and folly damning.

“Those in APC who are petrified whenever they see my face on TV and hope that by propagate falsehood that I said that Jonathan is Jesus need their heads examined. I remain unbowed and can never be cowed. A true nobility does not scamper in the presence of scoundrels even when armed with offensive weapon.

“I rest my case.”

•Photo shows Okupe.

Source News Express

Posted 20/12/2014 11:33:24 AM





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