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"Osinbajo Is Adeboye's Loyal Son", PDP Strategists Tell President Jonathan by MichaelSokoto(m): 7:52pm On Jan 21, 2015
*Oyedepo in trouble with Obasanjo over
support of incumbent President *How
RCCG leader advised Jonathan, not to
run for a second term.

After last week Thursday's Abuja meeting
with President Goodluck Jonathan with
some Pentecostal pastors including Bishops
David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel and Felix
Omobude, the PFN president, PDP political
strategists are unconvinced how much the
pastors can truly deliver on their promises to help the president.
It would be recalled that at the secret meeting
in Abuja, President Jonathan confessed,
"Osinbajo is my problem." According to those at
the meeting, the President added, "everything
was okay until APC picked Osinbajo."
It is believed that this conclusion was reached
by the President after extensive discussions
with his political advisers and strategists on the
APC's choice of the law professor - pastor of the
RCCG as General Muhamadu Buhari's running
A source at the meeting said while offers of oil
blocks are being made to some of the top
pastors at the meeting, PDP strategists are
warning the president that General Muhamadu
Buhari's running mate, Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is
not just a senior pastor trained by the General
Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, but
a beloved spiritual son of the highly respected
religious leader.
The concern of the PDP strategists is that their
promises to support Jonathan's second term
ambition may not after all hold much water.
Said another source, "Adeboye values loyalty
and Osinbajo is widely known to be very loyal
to the General Overseer of the RCCG."
President Jonathan's political strategists are
believed to be looking for means to break that
bond, but the General Overseer has simply
refused to allow himself to be so politically
A source said, for instance, that Adeboye did
not attend the meeting last Thursday as he has
said he would be apolitical since there are
members of the church in both APC and PDP.
But PDP strategists say coming from the same
Pastor who publicly blessed Jonathan before
the 2011 election, that was a sign things have
Perhaps not sure of the kind of reception,
Jonathan himself had last month stayed away
from the December 2014 Holy Ghost Congress,
the same event in 2010 where "Daddy G.O" , as
he is fondly called by RCCG members, had
publicly blessed him. Only a minister from his
government, Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo,
Sports Minister was in attendance and being an
RCCG member, the minister was not introduced
as representing Jonathan at the event.
One of the very close pastors to the RCCG
leader said Jonathan's absence from that event
" was a mistake on the president's part."
Some PDP members also point to the public
appearance of Pastor Adeboye with General
Buhari at the New Year thanksgiving service of
Lagos State as proof that Adeboye will not
abandon his spiritual children whenever they
need him. The PDP strategists are also
reminding President Jonathan that Adeboye
okayed it that Osinbajo should accept the offer
of a running mate from General Buhari even
before it was eventually decided and
announced by General Buhari.
An RCCG inside source said "Pastor Adeboye is
known to have helped some of his pastors and
spiritual sons even when they err and fall into
troubles, why then do you think, he will not do
everything to help his loyal pastor who is being
promoted in answer to his prayers."
The source said in training many of his pastors
several years back, Pastor Adeboye had always
given them his word that he would personally
be there for them in their hour of need, a
promise he has endured to fulfill even under very challenging circumstances.
There is therefore an acute confusion among
PDP Campaign leaders, and the president's
advisers on the effectiveness of the secret
meeting held last week with the pastors,
especially after SAHARAREPORTERS broke the
story, and exposing the division among the
pastors who attended.
Now, President Jonathan is being advised to do
more, possibly to reach out directly to the
General Overseer for a more public outing with
him as the elections draw near. For instance,
they cited the impact of Pastor Adeboye's
presence a the President's adopted daughter's
wedding ceremony earlier this January 2015 in
Abuja. It is believed that after his public
appearance with General Buhari earlier in
January at the annual thanksgiving service,
Adeboye's visit to the wedding in the
president's family restored some hope of his
However inside sources at the RCCG say Pastor
Adeboye is not very particularly enamoured of
President Jonathan because as the source
disclosed "the president has not been as
obedient to Pastor Adeboye as one would
For instance, the source said Adeboye had
asked Jonathan, not to run for a second term,
and instead choose to support someone else,
but Jonathan said ok, but still went ahead to
run. This happened even before Osinbajo's
name was mentioned as a serious potential
running mate.
Others say Adeboye's close relationship with
Obasanjo, is another reason he could not
possibly support the president the way he did in
On the other hand, there are those on the APC
side who think that Pastor Adeboye should do
more, now that a very senior pastor he
personally loves and counsels is on the
presidential ticket, a first in the history of RCCG,
the fastest growing church in Africa.
APC members also discount Pastor Adeboye's
attendance at the recent Jonathan 's daughter's
wedding in Abuja, saying even former President
Olusegun Obasanjo was there.
Meanwhile, Bishop David Oyedepo may have
run into trouble with former President Olusegun
Obasanjo over his role in the secret meeting
with other PFN pastors in Abuja last week.
A source revealed after the news of the
meeting became public knowledge that it was
Obasanjo who had saved Oyedepo's neck when
he ran foul of the law in Ogun State and the
APC Governor Ibikunle Amosun's government
was perfecting his arrest and prosecution.
Bishop Oyedepo's aides had assaulted some
state government staff who were on visitation
to one of the schools owned by the Bishop for
assessment. It was alleged that it was Oyedepo
who ordered the assault on the officials,
provoking the government to threaten legal and
criminal charges against him.
In the circumstances, Oyedepo reportedly ran
to Obasanjo, who then asked him to come over
right away to his residence, where the former
president also invited Governor Amosun to
amicably resolve the matter.
A source said Obasanjo may have been
disappointed that despite Oyedepo's personal
knowledge of his disavowal of Jonathan, the
Bishop was still working hard to support his second term ambition.

Re: "Osinbajo Is Adeboye's Loyal Son", PDP Strategists Tell President Jonathan by arewafederation: 8:10pm On Jan 21, 2015
PDP with religious politics!


Re: "Osinbajo Is Adeboye's Loyal Son", PDP Strategists Tell President Jonathan by 2special(m): 8:15pm On Jan 21, 2015
Jesus is Lord! Apc i rep.....


Re: "Osinbajo Is Adeboye's Loyal Son", PDP Strategists Tell President Jonathan by januzaj(m): 8:18pm On Jan 21, 2015
pdp....u asked for certificate....we showed you....wetin again.....
gej planning 10th jet
oyedepo planning his 5th jet

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