Reno Omokri former presidential aide of Goodluck Jonathan has advised the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG against promoting the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 elections.
Omokri made the call in response to comments from Head of Politics and Governance of RCCG, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan, claiming that the Vice President is the best aspirant to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Omokri noted via a post on his Facebook page that while it was acceptable to pray for Osinbajo as he embarked on his journey it was not necessary to campaign for him. He urged the General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye to call his members to order. According to him: “It is very dangerous for the Redeemed Christian Church of God to politically promote Osinbajo. Churches are meant to promote Christ. If churches and mosques start promoting candidates, then, they are no longer religious organisations and should start paying tax! “It is alright for the candidates to visit the church and Pastor Adeboye for prayers and his blessings. But when the Redeemed Christian Church of God sets up a politics directorate, and the head of that unit starts openly campaigning for Osinbajo, in his official capacity, then things are falling apart! “GO Adeboye should call RCCG’s political directorate to order before they start what they can’t finish!”
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