Senior pastor of Lagos-based House on The Rock Church Pastor Paul Adefarasin has labelled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a fraud.
In a sermon that went viral on Thursday, Adefarasin described Lord Frederick Lugard as the “devil’s incarnate” who amalgamated the northern and southern protectorates which would later become Nigeria.
“You have got to go into politics and government deliberately. By the way, if we don’t fix this Nigeria’s problem… by that I mean Independent National Electoral Commission… I am saying it plainly,” he said.
“Put me in trouble if you like, INEC is a fraud. Numbers in Nigeria as far as census is concerned, as far as election is concerned are a lie.
“And if nobody will speak about it, the righteous will speak about it. Our righteousness is not of ourselves but it is of him and he will protect.
“Where the numbers are not properly reflected in our voting, this is the only country in West Africa, when you move to the ocean through the desert and the numbers decrease or rather the only country in the world that you move a large number of water or little or no water and the numbers increase it was not Nigerians that started it.
“It was the parents of Nigeria, who were not good parents. The man, Lord Lugard was a devil incarnate. What he did to this country, we have been suffering it since many years and it is time that we must tell the truth.”
Adefarasin said those “who benefit from the system” should act like the movie character Robin Hood by taking from the rich to give to the poor.
The clergyman had in the past described Nigeria as a scam. At one time, he urged Nigerians to prepare a “plan B” in case there is need to leave the country.