Obviously to change the observed apathy of devout Christians to politics in Nigeria, one of the country’s leading churches has now started a campaign encouraging its members to register to vote at next year’s general election.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has flagged off a political awareness campaign tagged ‘Let my people vote’, signalling what many describe as a revolutionary move by arguably the fastest growing church in the world.
Some notable church leaders at the event, which was held at the weekend at RCCG Youth centre on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, were the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alex Bamgbola; Pastor J.T Kalejaiye, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and Special Assistant to the RCCG’s General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel.
It was the consensus at the meeting that Christians should play very active roles in the process leading to a new political dispensation in 2019.
Assistant Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG Region 1, who is also the coordinator of the initiative, Pastor Ola Adejubee, attributed the initiative to the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, during the annual ministers’ thanksgiving in January 2018.
According to him, during his introductory message, Pastor Adeboye jolted the ministers when he instructed them to go and collect their PVCs. ‘If the statement came as a surprise to the ministers, they became dumbfounded when in August last year, during RCCG annual ministers’ conference, Adeboye asked them to go and join any political party of their choice.
“This time, it was with an emotional laden voice,” he stated.
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