Following COZA’s founder and senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo’s announcement of his decision to step down from the church – a “leave of absence from the pulpit” – mixed feelings have clouded social media.
While some people applaud his decision, others are certain the persecuted clergy will be vindicated and some are here for bants.
Read some of their reactions below:
Dear Lord, calm every storm. I'm certain you wouldn't cast a stone even if anyone's proven guilty. Give strength to @BiodunFatoyinbo
and his family, especially his wife. Please be the other in the fire. Thank you for Peace. Amen.#cozaprotest
— Moses Jerry Uduagbomen (@jerrymya) July 1, 2019
Most of those in the church today are not Christians but wolfs.
They allowed themselves to be used against the church.
Same thing was said about Apostle Johnson Suleiman some times ago. Yet some people are so dumb to circulate this senseless news on social media.#cozaprotest
— Edward Abiodun Ogunleye (@EdwardAbiodunO1) July 1, 2019
intimidated or brainwashed. This has shown that we have power when we speak with one voice and kick against wrong doings. "Right thinking Nigerians", I hail oh!!!#cozaprotest
— Oga na Oga (@dayarmond) July 1, 2019
Pastor Biodun stepping down isn't called weak, He's simply seeking God's mercy, distancing himself from the church and preparing to fight. The Dakolo's should be ready alot will be revealed. We go know who don dey pay bills since. #cozaprotest
— Déra (@vibewithDERA) July 1, 2019
While we are all trending #COZAGate #NotInMyChurch and dragging #Cozapastor and doing #cozaprotest, IF YOU HAVE EVER RAPED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ANY WOMAN, ESPECIALLY A GIRL CHILD, MAY GOD PERSONALLY PUNISH YOU! MAY YOUR HEART FEEL THE PAIN YOU CAUSED HER AND EVEN MORE. AMEN 🙏
— Emmanuel Chijindu Onuoha (@ECOnuoha) July 1, 2019
I don't stand with Pastor Biodun neither do I stand with Busola Dakolo. Biodun and Busola are humans. Biodun could do it, Busola too could lie. I stand with truth and will appreciate necessary investigation to reveal the absolute truth. #cozaprotest
— mendel-da-hawkeye (@gbengamendel) July 1, 2019
Senior Pastor of Coza, Biodun Fatoyin takes leave of absence from the pulpit – News
Wise decision. Let him go sort out these mess
— Adeyemi Odetola (@yemitola) July 1, 2019
The #Cozapastor deserved a right to a fair hearing and a law court sentence before tagging him a rapist. He deserved a fair trial before members of the "court of public opinion" marched to his church with shirts and placards tagged rapist. #cozaprotest
— The meninist (@masculiminist) July 1, 2019
Fatoyinbo made the announcement today after pressure was mounted on him to step down following the rape accusation levelled against him by Bisola Dakolo, wife of singer Timi Dakolo.