Adeboye denies endorsing Tinubu, stands by CAN’s directive
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has denied reports that its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, met with the official applicant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and embraced his application.
In a disclaimer, the Church authority said Pastor Adeboye and the RCCG have not and wouldn’t support any possibility for the 2023 general races and that the General Overseer is under the power of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and as such wouldn’t talk for Christians on issues in regards to strategies.
“It has come to our notification that some media sources are detailing that a gathering between the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide and the previous Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu was kept a couple of days down at the Redemption Camp where our regarded father in the Lord was said to have upheld the favored candidature of the Party the previous lead representative is an individual from.
“This is to illuminate the overall population that Pastor Adeboye is under the power of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and as such won’t talk in the interest of Christians on issues in regards to approaches.
“Minister Adeboye and the RCCG have not and won’t underwrite any contender for the 2023 general decisions in Nigeria. The news revealed by Daily Post is misleading. Day to day Post and other media sources ought to stop from spreading misleading data about Pastor Adeboye and the RCCG as it overcomes the set of rules of reporting and the full weight of the law will be utilized if such occurs from here on out,” the disclaimer read.
CAN had at the end of the week guided all chapels in Nigeria to exhort their individuals not to cast a ballot any official competitors with connections to hard medications, Boko Haram or any fierce strict gatherings. Among the characteristics the strict body said Christians ought to pay special attention to in a competitor are trustworthiness, honesty, regard for law and order, regard for strict and ethnic variety, humane, restrained and solid.
The body said the up-and-comer should not be an individual from any faction, should not have any inclusion with drugs, black magic, Boko Haram or any vicious strict gathering. The up-and-comer is expected to have performed perfectly in past positions, should have well-rounded schooling adequate to deal with a complicated society, compelling administration abilities of human and regular assets.
In the mean time, Christian young people under the umbrella of the Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOUWICAN) have joined heaps of different Nigerians in denouncing the choice of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to handle applicants from same religion, Muslim or Christian, for the 2023 official political race.
The young people held a tranquil dissent in Abuja, yesterday, to proclaim the beginning of preparation against the APC and whatever other ideological group that could had handled up-and-comers from same religion, Muslim or Christian, for the impending official political decision.
The North Central Chairman of YOWICAN, Owoyemi Alfred Olushola, told writers at a question and answer session in Abuja, that anybody or ideological group advancing same-confidence ticket doesn’t have good intentions for Nigeria and ought to be halted from causing more division in the country.
He affirmed that the chief individuals have been assembled for sharpened at local area/family levels to guarantee that individuals figure out that ramifications of the choice, and save themselves and Nigeria from the “catastrophe” that could happen to it.
The Christian youth pioneer depicted the Muslim ticket as taken on by APC as an affront on the responsiveness of Nigerians, and Christian young people have uproariously said a major No to that choice.
He, accordingly, approached all harmony cherishing Christian young people and their partners in different religions not to permit themselves to be purchased over or wheedled into tolerating activities and choices that are not for the solidarity and progress of Nigeria.