Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has mocked Nigerian pastors following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was announced the winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 1, 2023.
While a lot of Nigerians expressed dissatisfaction at the result of the polls, Freeze took out time to target Nigerian pastors who predicted Obi’s victory at the polls.
In an Instagram story post, Freeze said:
“Dear Nigerian pastors, can we now agree that a majority of you do not hear shi shi from any god; let alone the true God? This election is living proof”
Daddy Freeze has been vocal against Nigerian pastors regarding topics such as tithing. In 2018, he called out Nigerian musician D’Banj for saying he pays tithes and does not care what pastors do with them.
The on-air personality addressed D’Banj, noting:
“@iambangalee you appreciate my opinion, thank you and I extend you the same courtesy. However, you can’t say you don’t care what the tithe is being used for, that’s wrong! It’s why Nigeria, that produced the most people living in extreme poverty on earth, according to world poverty is also produced the world’s richest pastors according to Forbes, it doesn’t add up!’’
Freeze would go on to allege that pastors are disobeying Christ by “building schools with tithe money, yet poor church members can’t attend, in contrast to teachings of Jesus who instructed us to love one our neighbors as ourselves, this he said is the greatest commandment: Matthew 22-37-40 these same pastors in their uttermost hypocrisy are telling us to obey Malachi while they disobey Jesus!’’
He also gave statistics suggesting why Nigerians must stop paying tithes.
“Nigeria with a population of less than 200 million, has 82.8million people living in extreme poverty, far more than India with a population of 1.3billion which has only 81.5 million poor people.Tithe is not, was not and will never be a part of Christianity. Jesus never collected tithes, the disciples and apostles never collected tithes either. Jesus never collected first fruit offering either…. our first pastors the disciple and apostles didn’t collect it. It’s a curse to obey ‘tithe’ and ‘first fruit’ under the law and disobey the rest of the Law of Moses.’’