By Obinna Chukwuezie
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has urged members of RCCG to register as card-carrying members of political parties ahead 2019 general elections.
The Nigeria Tribune Newspapers reported that Adeboye gave the instruction on Saturday at the 2017 Ministers’ Annual Thanksgiving on Saturday at the Redemption Camp, Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
Adeboye who is fondly called “Daddy GO”, and who named his successor at the event and expressed worries that “the government has been showing increasing interest in church affairs. Unfortunately, for us in RCCG, it might not be very helpful.”
Pastor Adeboye disclosed that in the “new law that has been announced, they said that nobody can be overseer for more than more than certain number of years. And according to that law, people like me, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, Bishop Mike Okonkwo were already gone.”
“Some people believe that RCCG is becoming too influential and we’re going to be more influential. When you get home, tell members to join a political party.
“Join a party and become a card-carrying member of any party. Just join any party. We shall decide issues right from the ward level.
“If you are not active at ward level, you’ll do what they plan and say at the top. Enrol in any party of your choice and have a card. When holding meetings at ward level to choose delegates, be there.” “One Muslim in Ibadan said years ago that he didn’t know what’s wrong with Christians; that we help them to occupy political positions and refused to capitalise on our population. That’s going to change from now,” Adeboye stated.
Pastor Adeboye presented Pastor J. O. Obayemi, as the new Overseer of RCCG Nigeria. It would be recalled that Pastor Adeboye joined RCCG in 1973 and was appointed General Overseer of the church in 1981 after the demise of Ondo-born founder of the church, Reverend Josiah Akindayomi.
Adeboye who is one of the most influential persons in the world will be remembered from growing RCCG from being in Nigeria to being present in 192 nations.
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