Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has denied media reports that he called Bola Tinubu to beg for Governor Ambode.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has reportedly fallen out with Tinubu and the APC godfather has settled for 53-year-old Babajide Sanwoolu to end Ambode’s bid for a second term in office.
Transcripts of an alleged phone conversation between Pastor Adeboye and Tinubu were made available to various media outlets in the past week.
But the preacher says he never rang Tinubu to discuss Ambode’s travails.
In a statement issued on Pastor Adeboye’s social media accounts, the RCCG said “Our attention has been drawn to news making the rounds from dailies especially the New Telegraph that Pastor E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the RCCG had a recent phone conversation with the Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“We would like to inform the general public that this is false and Pastor E.A Adeboye has not and would not be involved in inter/intra party politics in Nigeria and anywhere RCCG is present across the world. Pastor E.A Adeboye advises all well meaning Nigerians just like him to get their PVCs and exercise their civic duty.
“God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Pastor Adeboye is notable friends with the Tinubus. He’s also on first name basis with a handful of politicians in the power corridors.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a serving Pastor of the RCCG.
In August, Adeboye’s RCCG ordained Senator Oluremi Tinubu an Assistant Pastor. The ordination took place during the ministry’s 66th annual convention.