2nd May, 2022
The Redeemed Christian Church, RCCG has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a child of God and he is capable of changing the narrative of governance in Nigeria.
Vanguard reported that the Head of Politics and Governance of RCCG, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan stated this at the weekend while fielding questions from newsmen at the inaugural conference of New Era Nigeria, NEN, a political movement set to change the narrative of governance in 2023.
Olaniyan was quoted to have said: “Money politics in this country has led us to where we are now.
“People will promise heaven and earth, and at the end of the day, you see them giving N1000, N2000 to eligible voters. After the election, you won’t see any of their promises being fulfilled, and the people they gave money will not have access to these notable politicians.
“It is high time our eyes were opened. What we want is not those baits, we want somebody that would make a promise to our children and fulfill it. If you tell me education is going to be free, I want you to get there and make it free so that we would not continue to build up youths who have no future.
“As of today, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is not just a pastor, he is still a child of God. There are many pastors who can decide to do rituals with a human skull and still claim to be a pastor. I am talking of a child of God.”
RCCG had in March 2022 set up a department on politics and governance ahead of the 2023 General elections.
The church, with millions of members and over 32,000 branches across the country, said the Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance” will help to muster support for members with political ambitions.
The church also directed its branches to appoint a provincial officer across its levels for this new department.
“You are kindly requested to appoint with immediate effect a Provincial officer for your Province and also ensure that the same is done at all levels of the Church- Zone, Area and Parish. The essence of this Directorate is to help coordinate the engagement of our people who are willing to be involved in politics as well as mobilize support for them when required.
“Kindly send to the office the undersigned details of your Regional and Provinces Coordinators within the next two weeks of receiving this letter,” the church said in a memo dated February 28, 2022.
The memo was signed by the CO/AGO on Administration and Personnel, J.F Odesola.
A member of the church, Timothy Olaniyan, was appointed to lead the office.
However, some members of the public, mostly social media users have attributed the move to the presidential ambition of Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.