The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has debunked report that he endorsed presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Reports had filtered out on Tuesday that Adeboye and the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, allegedly met few days back at the church headquarters in Redemption Camp, Ogun State, where he was said to have supported his candidacy.
But in a strong rebuttal on Tuesday, the RCCG Public Relations Department, vehemently refutes the alleged endorsement of Tinubu presidential ambition.
The clergy, reiterated his support for the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on the 2023 presidential election.
The church department said Adeboye will never endorse any candidate for the 2023 general elections.
The statement partly reads: “This is to inform the general public that Pastor E.A. Adeboye is under the authority of God, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and as such will not speak on behalf of Christians on issues regarding policies.
“Pastor E.A. Adeboye and the RCCG have not and will not endorse any candidate for the 2023 General elections in Nigeria.
“The news reported by Daily Post is false. Daily Post and other News Outlets should desist from spreading false information about Pastor E.A. Adeboye and the RCCG as it defeats the code and ethics of Journalism and the full weight of the law will be employed if such happens in future. God bless you.”
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that the former Lagos State governor (a Muslim) had picked Kashim Shettima, who is also a Muslim as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
But CAN had warned political parties not to field presidential candidate and running mates of same religion, adding that the current reality in the country does not require it.
“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has stated it clearly that the situation in the country now is not suitable for a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“It is up to Nigerians to accept or reject. Today’s Nigeria is not the same when Nigerians voted Abiola-Kingibe ticket which was eventually annulled. Our prayers are with Nigeria and Nigerians”, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, had said while reacting to the Tinubu and Shettima ticket.