The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has shown support for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential ambition.
The Church’s Head of Politics and Governance RCCG, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan, at the weekend said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful remained the only child of God and a pastor that could change the narrative of governance in Nigeria.
Fielding questions from newsmen at the inaugural conference of New Era Nigeria (NEN) a political movement set to change the narrative of governance in 2023, Olaniyan said: “Money politics in this country has led us to where we are now.
“People will promise heaven on earth, and at the end of the day, you see them giving N1000, N2000 to eligible voters. After the election, you won’t see any of their promises being fulfilled and the people they gave money will not have access to these notable politicians.
“It is high time our eyes were opened. What we want is not those baits, we want somebody that would make a promise to our children and fulfil it. If you tell me education is going to be free, I want fulfilment there and make it free so that we would not continue to build up youths who have no future.
“As of today, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is not just a pastor, he is still a child of God. Many pastors can decide to do rituals with a human skull and still claim to be a pastor. I am talking of a child of God.”
On his part, the convener of the movement, Dr Fatunji Stephen, in his remarks, said: “Since our independence have little or nothing to show for it. Administrations come and go, they make promises every now, and then, yet the story remains the same.
“As the citizens of this nation, we can’t fold our arms and be criticising them. This is what brought about the concept of New Era Nigeria.