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.”
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.