Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has come under fire on social media for allegedly being ‘cold’ about the upcoming 2023 presidential election.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the revered preacher previously stated that God has yet to speak to him about Nigeria’s upcoming presidential election in 2023.
Adeboye said in a sermon on Saturday, January 7, at the Redemption City, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, during the RCCG monthly Holy Ghost Service titled “Wonderful,” that if God does not reveal anything to him about the election, the congregation should be ready to vote as guided by their spirit.
He emphasized the importance of getting their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) ready to be used to exercise their civic rights in the presidential election on February 25, regardless of whether God speaks to him about it or not.
What’s the deal with the RCCG trending on Twitter?
WITHIN NIGERIA, RCCG began trending on the microblogging platform on Thursday after a netizen claimed that members of the church lost interest in politics after Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, a pastor of the church, lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the party’s primaries months ago.
After Osinbajo’s defeat to Tinubu, the netizen [@kingroyce01] claimed that his RCCG friends have become jaded about the upcoming elections.
The tweet reads:
Because Osinbajo lost APC primaries, my RCCG friends lost interest in Politics. Y’all think youre ready for a new Nigeria but you’re not, you just want your guy in power.
The tweet has since generated a barrage of reactions on social media, as netizens speak for and against the submission of the Twitter user.
See some of the reactions below:
Hailing the person of Osinbajo despite his loss, @dharmyadams – wrote: “This a valid feeling, that man was the best option for Apc as a flag bearer.
“It’s a sad tale of true democracy, seeing who became the flag bearer and also the quality of speech from each candidate. Osinbajo definitely outstood his peers.”
On the other hand, @cute_pecky joined the critics of RCCG and Pastor Adeboye, saying: “Have you ever thought about why RCCG is cold about 2023 elections and was vocal in the last election?
“They would rather have a Mu/Mu ticket than offend Tinubu’s wife who is a deaconess in Redeemed Church.
“They are so tribalistic even in their so-called Christian denomination. It’s glaring in rccg and living faith, mfm etc,” – McDonald Anyanwu – @iykeduet tweeted.
Uwem Akwang – @UwemAkwang1 said: “Those exhibiting this attitude are just waiting for a bad leader to emerge so they can start binding and laminating.
“God will use the faith of positive minded Nigerians to change Nigeria, not the ideology of many who feels God should work according to their own thoughts.
Sabi_ @MyGuyITK – “Lost alot of my respect when Baba used his left hand to pray for GEJ and right hand to pray for Buhari. I remember vividly how members started trending it. “Baba have chosen o” all over the place.
son of man [@KaluOchu] said: “Osibajo was the only prominent RCCG member gunning for a prominent position in politics, hence the eagerness and fervency in 2015. Let me advice you: RCCG should be repenting from hypocrisy and tribalism. You are a tribalistic lot under the guise of Christianity.
@legitcriz – “99% of RCCG members that protested in 2014/2015 against the GEJ regime have all taken the back seat to the austerity of the APC & BUHARI/@ProfOsinbajo government.
“I LOVE THE DEFINITION OF HYPOCRISY BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN.”
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