Redeemed Christian Church of God, on Tuesday, said its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, will not endorse the presidential ambition of any candidate for the 2023 general elections.
RCCG made this declaration in its reaction to online reports that Pastor Adeboye met the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the weekend.
The report further claimed that Adeboye is not opposed to the APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, adding that he’s in support of the presidential bid of the former Lagos governor.
However, in a statement on Tuesday, RCCG said such a report was false.
The RCCG while asking Nigerians to disregard the report, said legal action will be taken against any news outlet that publishes such false news in the future.
The RCCG statement read, “It has come to our notice that some news outlets are reporting that a meeting Between Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide and the former Governor of Lagos State Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu was held a few days back at the Redemption camp where our esteemed father in the Lord was said to have supported the preferred candidature of the party the former governor is a member of.
“This is to inform the general public that Pastor E.A. Adeboye is under the authority of God, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), and as such will not speak on behalf of Christians on issues regarding policies.
“Pastor E.A. Adeboye and the RCCG have not and will not endorse any candidate for the 2023 General elections in Nigeria.”
RCCG, in a tweet accompanying the statement, added that no such meeting held between Adeboye and Tinubu on the latter’s presidential ambition.