Lauretta Onochie has called out the founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, over a contentious statement made by the cleric.
Onochie who is a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the warning by the cleric against the application of the Company and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) in churches.
Oyedepo on Sunday warned that the church is directly connected to God and therefore does not operate under the rules of men.
Under the new CAMA law signed on August 7 by President Buhari, religious bodies (churches and mosques) as well as charity organisations, will be strictly regulated by the Registrar-General of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and a supervising minister.
According to Oyedepo, such laws were borne of out of the jealousy of “wicked leaders” about the prosperity recorded by the church.
Reacting, Onochie on her Twitter page, declared that Oyedepo will have to live by the laws in Nigeria or manufacture his own country.
Her tweet read: “Hope this is not true. If it is, Oyedepo will have to manufacture his own country and live by his own laws.
“As long as he lives and operates within the entity called Nigeria, he will live by Nigerian rules and laws.
“He will do as he’s told by the law. Enough of lawlessness.”
Oyedepo has been very much against the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as it affects the church.