Controversial OAP Ifedayo Olarinde also known as Daddy Freeze has apologized to Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel, for referring to him as a “Bald-headed fowl” in a video.
Daddy Freeze had come under fire from several reputable clerics, including the founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, and several others for verbally attacking Oyedepo.
The video which Freeze released almost three years ago recently generated controversy after Port Harcourt-based pastor, David Ibiyeomie, stood on his pulpit and verbally assaulted Freeze.
Ibiyeomie while preaching, said he would not be alive and watch Freeze whom he described as a “Bastard”, attack Bishop Oyedepo whom he described as his father. He cursed the day Freeze was born.
Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis Church in Abuja also released a video attacking Freeze for disrespecting his elder, Bishop Oyedepo. He referred to Freeze as a ‘mad dog with bipolar”.
Daddy Freeze, who is the Convener of the Free the Sheeple Movement and Leader of the Free Nation in Christ, admitted to having insulted Oyedepo two years ago.
In a video on Saturday, Daddy Freeze stated that the video which showed him insulting the popular cleric only went viral recently.
He said, “My attention has been drawn to a video I released circa two years, seven months ago while addressing some pertinent issues that arose back then. I apologize for the delivery of my message and for any insult to Bishop David Oyedepo in that video as I didn’t in any way intend to dishonor, disrespect or disregard the person of the bishop.
“The perceived intention to the contrary is regretted. My methods of addressing doctrinal issues have long since devolved to a more scriptural and less confrontational approach. I was, and still, very passionate in my quest to address what I believe are unresolved doctrinal issues, however, from a more amiable perspective.”
He expressed his “firm” belief that for the Christian faith to thrive, believers must collectively be open to adopting theological frames of reference which could be achieved in love only.