Apostle Suleman says video of praying for COVID-19 not to end is ‘Slip of tongue’

The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has clarified that his statement on COVID-19 was a slip of the tongue.

Suleman in a viral video said he bought his third private jet during the COVID-19 pandemic and further stated that he prayed for the pandemic to continue.

According to him, “In COVID (pandemic) I bought a jet; the third one. I have three. I was praying for COVID-19 not to end because I was resting. While people were complaining, my wife asked, ‘Can life be this sweet?’ Am I talking to somebody here?”

But during a sermon in his church, Apostle Suleman said the word slipped out of his mouth, adding that no pastor will pray for COVID-19 not to end.

Suleman alleged that some parts of the viral video were also edited by a fellow pastor who is his enemy.

Apostle Suleman said: “There is a video trending about me that was posted by a pastor against me. It was a programme I had in Abuja and I was trying to explain something about COVID-19.

“When they told me that I prayed for the coronavirus not to end, I said ‘me? I did not say that.’

“When I watched the video, I discovered it slipped out of my mouth. There is no pastor that will pray for COVID-19 not to end. It doesn’t make sense.”

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The cleric emphasized that he was preaching about how families were united, how some people even made money during that period.

“That was what I was trying to buttress and it slipped out of my mouth. I could not have prayed for coronavirus not to end, no pastor would do that. But he (the pastor) took that mistake, edited some part and blew it,” he added.

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