The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye on Saturday, visited the palace of the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, during a tour of the State as part of the Church’s ‘Let’s go a fishing’ programme.
Following Adeboye’s statement, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State chapter on Sunday alleged that the cleric may have been bribed by the governor to speak good of him.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, a statement signed by the state chairman of the party, Jide Awe, said that the party was alarmed that a cleric of Adeboye’s standing could praise Governor Fayose inspite of his persistent insults and abuses on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement added that Adeboye’s comment should be seen as his personal opinion, and not that of the RCCG.
Adeboye had said:
We thank God for your courage, for your boldness, we thank God for your being willing to take risks so that your people can be protected.
You have been a governor who knows when to say enough is enough in defence of his people. And I’m sure you know what I’m talking about and I am sure the world knows.
I don’t want to say more than that but be assured that we are praying for you and you will succeed in Jesus name.
Awe added that the fact that Adeboye made the statement during the period when Christ’s birth is celebrated is to say the least, preposterous.
He warned that Adeboye should be careful of Fayose, who he (Awe) said could bribe even an angel of God to endorse the devil.
Awe also called on RCCG members and families of the church’s founder Josiah Akindayomi, to call Adeboye to order, adding that he might destroy the church by involving in politics.
He said that since the country’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is a Senior Pastor, in RCCG, Adeboye should support him (Osinbajo), and not praise Governor Fayose.