The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that some of those so-called ‘men of God’ are nothing but ordinary men, subjected to the frailties of the next man, but the standard of God remains sure, having this seal while God knows those who are His own.
He took to his social platform today to fire back at some men of God on how the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) mixed bias with sympathy in its handling of the sad execution through decapitation of Rev Lawan Andimi, of Michika, Adamawa State, by Boko Haram.
He said “I stand by every word written in that piece. No apologies” while the column of last Friday generated a lot of ruckus from some quarters, and it was very revealing.
He said haters want you to inherit their hatred. “Those who have antipathy and animosity towards others, and who want to recruit you into their ranks. And when you don’t budge, the accusations are legion. “He who has sold his soul to the Devil,his god is now his belly (and what corpulent belly mine is!). What he would eat has rendered him blind to reason. And so on, and so forth. After all that, what? I simply tell them. No, I won’t inherit your enemies”, he said.
He added that people who hate others for no just cause, and they want to recruit someone into the hatred binge. “But I have news for you, I won’t inherit anybody’s enemy. Never”. “These people, filled with bile and malevolence, in the gall of bitterness and bondage of iniquity, are everywhere; worship houses, homes, offices, in the media (social media particularly), on talkshows, phone-in programs, the academia, anywhere and everywhere.
They hate their country, its leadership, anything good, and I dare say, they even hate themselves”, he said.