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Politicians Shouldn’t Campaign in Church – Pres. Jonathan Says During His Visit to RCCG Camp & Lord’s Chosen

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Jonathan Adeboye

Pastor E.A Adeboye & President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan had quite a busy weekend. He visited two churches over the weekend: The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on its Lagos-Ibadan expressway site, and the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement in Ijesha, Lagos.

During his visit to the latter church on Saturday, Jonathan addressed the congregation. During his speech, he warned that people contesting for political office should not use churches as a political campaign, as doing so would be inappropriate, Daily Post reports.

“I would not say much because this is not a good period for those of us who are contesting for election to talk so much in church. I do not want to be accused of coming to campaign in churches because I believe that we should not campaign in churches. We may discuss with people but not to use the platform of the church to campaign,” he reportedly said.

The president also spoke words of encouragement, promising that he would continue to work harder to ensure adequate protection and provisions for the people of Nigeria.

During Jonathan’s visit to RCCG on Friday, he similarly pointed out that his presence was not for campaign purposes.

“I am not going to campaign even though the election is near because the General Overseer will not allow his altar to be used for political campaign but I want to tell you to shun violence and pray for peace in all the elections,” he said. I am here to join you in prayers for our nation tonight. The whole world is passing through a challenge of religious extremism. Our country is facing a difficult moment but very soon, it will be over with the collaboration of our neighbours.”

During both visits, the head pastors of the respective churches prayed for the president and the nation.

Photos from the RCCG Visit:

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Photos from the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement Visit:

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Photo Credit: Daily Post/Reuben Abati/Instagram/Twitter

40 Comments

  1. derhmy

    February 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    hahahha………..BN Ineed to meet whoever writes theses ur headlines…that guy/babe is a baddtttt purzon ROTFL

  2. JOSEPHISM

    February 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    ofcourse his Excellency we know U didnt go there for Campaign… |Term GEJ

    • Brown

      February 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      No, he went to look upon the face of the man of god

  3. ada nnewi

    February 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    May God do to him what he did to King Nebuchadnezzar if he attempts to in any way, by hook or by crook, disrupt the outcome of the upcoming elections…..Amen!!!!…He’s mocking God and he thinks he’s mocking man. Who the gods wish to destroy they first make mad..his madness is just starting…

  4. chy

    February 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    am surprised no bashing this time. those who twisted his visit to canaanland have all gone into hiding. God is watching you all. Also, we don’t ask muslims what they do in their own religious camps when their own people visit them but everyone has an opinion especially christians when a christian president visits a church. double standard guys.

  5. Adwoa

    February 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    How do I put this without being misunderstood. It’s a bit uncomfortable to see the president kneeling down……. I should’nt have clicked on this post…. It’s like my eyes have seen an abomination.

    • sass

      February 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      It’s uncomfortable because you are proud now.

  6. Alert!

    February 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Mchewwwww. Let him keep deceiving himself!

  7. Mike Doe

    February 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    hahaha…Na GEJ gangan be devils advocate…Such a crook

  8. Bleed Blue

    February 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Don’t campaign in church he says. And then…

    “The president also spoke words of encouragement, promising that he would continue to work harder to ensure adequate protection and provisions for the people of Nigeria.”

    Those aren’t words of encouragement, that’s subliminal campaigning right there biko

  9. Dame

    February 9, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Jonathan is a joker ! Why is it close to election you are parading churches ? Why did you not go there for prayers for Borno state since it has been under constant fire. God judges by intent sir….you may rig and you may win……what becomes of you afterward would be sad if you tow in this path

  10. Steve

    February 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Ofcourse he is not visiting to campaign, he is going from one church to the other because he doesn’t have a church on Aso-Rock or that one has burned down. He decides to visit churches close to election and says it’s not for campaign but to encourage everyone that we would soon have peace and they should pray for Nigeria. Talk about a confused person trying to present himself as smart… Wonder what you would qualify his followers as?

  11. Toofru

    February 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    …..Note to self Gej.

  12. udoaku

    February 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    really! and he is going to the two churches with the largest member?pdp must think we are stupid in Nigeria. This shows that GEJ is not repenting anything pls vote buhari #bringbackNigeria

  13. udoaku

    February 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    *MEMBERSHIP

  14. NagosBigBoi

    February 9, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    All we need now is for him to go to confession! This man (GEJ) does not worship God. He worships Mammon.

  15. oluchy

    February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    l laugh in Swahili, of course you did not go there to campaign, you just like worshiping in different churches every week,

  16. Say the truth

    February 9, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Politicians should not campaign in church… Just as I am campaigning in church – GEJ
    Ok bruh

  17. Eyitayo

    February 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    So PGEJ only went to church to sell guguru and epa or wat lol…dis man must be a joker

  18. O~Intuition

    February 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is Delusional…. QED

  19. jamcy

    February 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    rubbish

  20. NIRA

    February 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    All I can say is: God cannot be mocked!!! He might allow it to go on for a while hoping you’d come to repentance, but you cannot continue. Must he say that???!!!! couldn’t he have faced his campaign and left??!!!! diaris god o!!!!!

  21. NaijaPikin

    February 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    You didn’t go to campaign so why are you speaking? why not worship like the rest of the parishioners?

    That’s why i like my yankee pastor……When politicians come to our church (council men, senators, governors), he can announce that they are there, but he’ll tell them straight up that noone is coming to address his church. The day they allow him to minister at their campaign gatherings is the day he’ll consider allowing them speak in the house of worship.

  22. Y

    February 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    GEJ has been attending different churches from his days as a VP. Even as a president when election was not an issue he used to worship in different churches. He didn’t just start it because of the elections. You may pretend you don’t recall seeing him in different churches before now, it doesn’t change the fact. But if you honestly don’t remember seeing GEJ worship in different churches before now and you’re about to lambaste him, kindly save your comments for another post because you have no idea what you’re about to type.
    @Adwoa, I’ve seen Presidents sit on the floor, bow till their foreheads hit the floor because it’s a demand of their religion. I’ve never felt like I’ve seen an abomination when I watch them.

    • Nahum

      February 9, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I don’t recall!!! Stop lying jor to cover up for him. You and I both no this is a lie. I don’t know why Nigerians think that everyone is as stupid as they are

    • Y

      February 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      You don’t recall when a known clergyman said GEJ denigrated the office of the President by kneeling before Pastor Adeboye? It didn’t happen in an election season.
      I attend Living Faith Church and the President has worshipped with us a couple of times with no election in sight. It was always reported in the media; yet you don’t recall. May be you’re honest you don’t recall or you just didn’t catch the news when it broke. But I thought a part of my comment asked you to hold your peace if you’re not sure what you want to say. You don’t recall that one either?
      Well, you may not recall but it’s not a lie. And nobody deserves to be called ‘stupid’ because you don’t recall a notorious fact.

    • Ahmed

      February 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      I recall very well even though I am a muslim. Maybe you don’t read newspapers or follow the real news as such. Maybe you prefer the soft-sell. Because it is VERY TRUE that Jonathan has always been a multiple church attendee even without an election looming, you ended up being the actual stupid one.

    • i no send

      February 9, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Y you just told a bold faced lie tufia have conscience nah

  23. Anon

    February 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Do what I say and not do as I do!

  24. Oluwaseun

    February 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Hypocrite, he only went there to tell Nigerians to worship God better. Maddest man ever liveth.

  25. Ty

    February 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    really…. Is this man kidding. This is the lowest point of disrespect to Nigerians. So what are you doing in churches? The only time you see him go to different churches is if they invite him for occasions. Now that there are not occasions in this churches so his just checking up on them abi. This man just want to use this term to steal(that is if he wins) because he has nothing to loose afterwards.

  26. sass

    February 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Christians everly the foolish intellectual ones. I live in abuja, since the beginning of this election period, muslims converge at their meeting places usually from 5pm to late. What they are discussing there they will never divulge to the rest of us kufar’s ie infidels. Yet we christians are forver bashing the president, our spiritual leaders and whatnot. How many stories have you heard of imams who impregnated young girls, or took money from so and so? You will never in fact them no born you well to castigate your imam. So oh ye intellectuals bash on. He went to church to pray just like Buhari did, if you don’t like it go and faint.

    • NaijaPikin

      February 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Noone is blasting GEJ for going to pray. The blasting is because he gave a very political speech and hen ended by saying “don’t campaign in church”

    • Theresa

      February 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      I am a Christian, a follower of Christ who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. I don’t care about what Muslims do about their imams, I speak the Truth. Jesus castigated the religious leaders of His day, John the Baptist did same, Prophet Samuel, Elijah, etc. All these people spoke for the benefit of the oppressed followers, not out of hatred, but to correct erring leaders.

      A Christ-like person (Christian) should speak the truth even if it costs them friendships, power, ‘likes’ etc. If you have a problem with that, then you are not a real Christian…. Cheers. xx

  27. lala

    February 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Quite a disturbing photo. Does it requires the prayer of a fellow human being for God to answer his prayers?

  28. ify

    February 10, 2015 at 12:19 am

    @theresa dont even come here and mock christ..
    you speak the truth always???always always??
    we should canonise you o,ya a saint!
    lol..this election has made most people mad!! please muslims cheat..here in my school they remove their hijab and have sex..with a fellow muslim brother sef…no shame…tomorrow you ll see them with only their eyes showing..abeg!GEJ 2019!

  29. Zungeroo

    February 10, 2015 at 4:32 am

    GEJ is indirectly campaigning inside the church to try and get some more Christian votes. He just has to pretend because for some reason Christians in Nigeria are expected to be impartial and objective. Meanwhile religion and politics are almost the same thing in the north and most Northern muslims will vote for Buhari even though some don’t like him. They have voted more or less as one entity since 1960 and managed to rule this country for 70% of its existence by vote or by force. It’s the pink elephant in the room that people don’t like to talk about but it is no coincidence that BH only became prominent under a Christian president.

    Have you not noticed that once Buhari officially declared his presidency, all of his vocal muslim opposition in the north gradually stopped making negative noise about him? Even the social media banshees. They have put aside their differences to support their Sai.

    The Christian vote is always unpredictable because of money incentive or because they are forming intellectual. 55 years and you have yet to learn your lesson.

    • Fatimah

      February 10, 2015 at 8:33 am

      “It’s the pink elephant in the room that people don’t like to talk about but it is no coincidence that BH only became prominent under a Christian president.”

      This is simply because this Christian President failed to act. According to him , they are our brothers . BH’s founder was killed (albeit extra-judicially) under a Muslim President but our dear Christian President let them have a free reign after all “it is our turn to face such”.

  30. everbryght

    February 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The just shall live by faith, GEJ I lv u, but mind your speech

  31. Fadairo Bola

    February 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Mr President I like and appreciate your humbleness but you are too slow and inactive am sure mama Jona will always have the last say in the house. You are just how you look. We want a man president not a boy again that will be toyed here and there.

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