A debunking statement from the Redeemed Christian Church of God refutes a rumored meeting between Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the church’s general overseer, and Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate.
The revered cleric reportedly had a meeting with Tinubu on Sunday at the Redemption Camp in Ogun State, according to a number of news outlets.
The church’s Public Relations Office refuted the assertion in a statement on Tuesday, pointing out that no such meeting actually took place.
“It has come to our attention that some news outlets are reporting that a meeting between Pastor E.A. Adeboye, The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, and the former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was held a few days ago at the Redemption Camp where our esteemed father in the Lord was said to have supported the preferred candidature of the party the former governor is a member of,” the statement read’s.
The purpose of this statement is to let the general public know that Pastor E.A. Adeboye is bound by the authority of God, the Christian Association of Nigeria, and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, and as such, won’t comment on behalf of Christians on matters of public policy.
Pastor E.A. Adeboye and the RCCG have not endorsed any candidates and will not do so for the Nigerian general elections in 2023.
The church issued a warning to news organizations not to propagate false material about Pastor E.A. Adeboye and the RCCG since doing so violates the norms and ethics of journalism and will result in legal action if it occurs again.
The church added on its official Instagram page: “The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, did not hold any closed-door meeting with Mr. Bola Tinubu for support of any sort.”
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