Lindaikejisblog.com reported Archbishop Samson Benjamin as saying that God asked him to use the protest to register his displeasure with the government and the general state of the oil-rich and West Africa’s biggest economy in terms of wealth, land size and population.
According to him, before embarking on dramatic protest, he had had “a spiritual journey of more than one year”, so he wasn’t doing it just for populist purposes.
While marching with the coffin, the Archbishop said: “From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country,” he said.
“Last week, I had a mortal vacation, which was solitary confinement where I didn’t talk to any human to be with the cabinet of the trinity, I didn’t see the sun, moon, clouds. What you are seeing me do here right now is what the Prophets of Old would do. God will ask them to carry a symbol when he wants to pass a message to the leaders of the nation.