2023 Election: RCCG should not mix religion with politics – Dele Momodu
Dele Momodu, a 2023 Presidential aspirant has warned the Redeemed Christian Church of God, saying it might face some moral crisis if the church decides to mix religion with politics by supporting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Presidential ambition he’s allegedly nursing.
Earlier the RCCG, headed by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had created an Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance so as to engage members willing to be involved in politics and “mobilise support for them when required”.
The announcement of this new office led to speculations that the Church might be gearing to mobilise support for the “alleged presidential ambition of Osinbajo”, who is one of its pastors and current Vice President.
Mr Dele Momodu said, “Naturally, I feel that I owe it a duty to tell our Church leaders, and our Church in general, the Gospel truth and nothing but the absolute truth. In the light of my relationship with the RCCG, this duty is even more imperative and compelling. I believe the leaders of the RCCG have laboured so hard to build one of the most formidable churches in the world. Nothing must be done to inadvertently cause a cataclysmic storm in the House of God.
And the easiest way to create trouble in Nigeria today is any attempt to mix religion with politics. It goes beyond lighting the blue touch paper. It is like combining some highly combustible ingredients together in a chemical laboratory. It is not just that the effect may not be too pleasant, it is that the result and consequences will be catastrophic. God forbid.”
Reacting, the Head of Media and Public Relations of RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi in his interview with Saturday Punch, said the newly established Office has nothing to do with mobilising members for the Vice-President or any person who may have political ambition in 2023.
Pastor Olaitan said the Office is only established to sensitise members towards active politics as Christians cannot continue to stay off politics.
But, Mr Dele Momodu, sent a post, titled, “My Kobo Advice To The Redeemed Christian Church Of God(RCCG),” in which he warned church leaders not to play politics with religion, stating that the easiest way to create trouble in Nigeria as of today is to attempt to mix religion with politics.