David Oyedepo, the presiding Bishop of Faith Tabernacle (also known as Winners’ Chapel International), has said the country became tensed up and charged after he criticised Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (CAMA).
According to him there has been an uproar over CAMA recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, especially by leaders of Christian-denominated organisations, over section 839 (1) and (2) which empowers the supervising minister or the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) “to suspend trustees of an association (in this case, the church) and appoint the interim managers to manage the affairs of the association for some given reasons”.
Delivering a sermon recently , “insisted that the church is God’s body and cannot be regulated by the CAC or a piece of legislation,he said “.Following his fierce criticism of the act, several persons, including Lauretta Onochie, a Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, have criticised the cleric over his comments.
But speaking during his church’s service at Canaanland, Ogun State, Oyedepo said his “bomb” on CAMA changed the atmosphere and forced all and sundry to have a discussion on the legislation.
He said: “The atmosphere was so charged with all kinds of information. Just try to browse and then your entire body system chemistry begins to change by an information that is not relevant to you; you are the one that went for it. It’s not relevant to you.