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Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Deputyvictor(m): 11:22pm On Sep 10, 2016
There has always been controversy whenever a spiritual leader decides to mix politics with religion. Many religious people are of the opinion that the two should be kept separate. For others, it is allowed.

Many pastors and spiritual leaders in Nigeria are heavily involved in politics, some have a huge say in political circles, while others vie for political posts regularly. Below are the top 6 pastors who rank high in Nigerian political circles:

6. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

Hiss full name is Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor. He is popularly known as Papa Ayo Oritsejafor and is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, Nigeria.
On February 7, 2005, he became the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). And 5 years later in July 2010, Oritsejafor waselected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN).

He was replaced by pastor Supo Ayokunle as president of CAN in July, 2016.About a year ago, it was discovered that Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet was used to transport about$9.3 million by two Nigerians and an Israeli from Abuja to South Africa.

This money was found seized by the South African government, and the Nigerian government is currently conducting diplomatic discussions with South Africa to release the money.
The South African government insists that he illegallybring cash into the country, in what might have been part of an arms deal with the Nigerian government.


5. Chris Okotie
Born Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie on June 16 1958, he is a Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries,a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, Nigeria since February 1987.
He first ran for presidency in 2003 under the banner of the Justice Party (JP), led by Ralph Obiorah he lostto Olusegun Obasanjo.

He ran again in 2007 on the platform of a party he founded, Fresh Democratic party, and lost to Umaru Yar’Adua in the May 2007 elections.

Then in 2011, he ran and lost to the President Goodluck Jonathan.


4. Tunde Bakare

Born on November 11, 1954, Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly.
He was formerly a pastor at the Deeper life bible church before he left to join the Redeemed Christian Church of Christ which he soon left to form his.

When Gen Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011, he announced Pastor Tunde Bakare ashis running mate. Pastor Tunde Bakare accepted, but they lost the election.

3. Ejike Mbaka
Rev Father Ejike Camillus Anthony, Ebenezer Mbaka popularly known as Father Mbaka is a Catholic Priestof Enugu Diocese.
He is the Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish GRA, Enugu and the founder of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN).
He has a large following among Nigerians, but early in 2015, he made a video criticizing the Jonathan government and called for his resignation, many criticized him for this.

However, he continued his attack on the Jonathan government and has shown support for the Buhari government, using his pulpit as a platform to promoteit. He has also frequented the presidential villa to meet with Buhari.


2. Osagie Ize-Iyamu
Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a Nigerian pastor who is also a political figure, former chief of staff and secretary to the Edo state Government.
He is the gubernatorial nominee of the PDP for the Edo state 2016 gubernatorial election, which was recently postponed by INEC.
He was previously a member of the APC, before he defected. He was also the National Vice Chairman, South-South Zone of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

1. Yemi Osinbajo
Born Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo on March 8 1957, he is the Vice President of Nigeria, and has been in office since 29 May 2015.
He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a professor of law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a senior partner in a commercial law practice. Osinbajo is also a senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

There were rumours that he resigned, which he denied in April 2016, stating:“Prof. Osinbajo continues to serve as a Pastor in the RCCG, honoring the call of God on his life. He is in fact the Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG Lagos Province 48, a position he has held in the past three years and in which he continues to serve.
This completely fabricated report should be ignored and disregarded in its entirety.”


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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Deputyvictor(m): 11:23pm On Sep 10, 2016
Conti

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by villareal15(m): 11:54pm On Sep 10, 2016
Hm, only in Nigeria.
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Fantisha(m): 12:06am On Sep 11, 2016
Correct list....I don't know how many masters they want to serve

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by aminho(m): 5:04am On Sep 11, 2016
What of Pastor david babachir lawal the SGF of Nigeria

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by skimmy005: 5:09am On Sep 11, 2016
plz o dat criminal ize iyamu is not a pastor hez just impersonating just to win d election we d pipol of Edo knwz dat hez a thief.. nobody ordain him as he pastor..

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by lovedatruth(m): 6:41am On Sep 11, 2016
My opinion- If more sincere men and women of God goes into Politics, the world would be a better place. Why should we leave our affairs in the hand of Evil ppl. It's my birthday, can I get some love?

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by greatgod2012(f): 6:46am On Sep 11, 2016
lovedatruth:
My opinion- If more sincere men and women of God goes into Politics, the world would be a better place. Why should we leave our affairs in the hand of Evil ppl. It's my birthday, can I get some love?



And of all pastors up there, who among them is a sincere man of God
Who among them is not driven by love of money and power?

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by sukkot: 10:17am On Sep 11, 2016
hmmmm
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by aninexzy(m): 10:18am On Sep 11, 2016
True
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by CHANNELStv2020: 10:18am On Sep 11, 2016
MBAKA OWN DAY VEX ME PASS,TWO TIMES YOUR STATES MEN IN THE SAME ENUGU STATE U ARE FROM WERE KILLED BUT NO COMMENT,BUT IF IT IS ECONOMY U WILL CRUCIFIED GOODLUCK,WHEN DID GOD START TO PREFER ECONOMY MATTERS THAN THE LIVES OF INNOCENT CHRISTAINS BEING KILLED?

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by ANBAKO: 10:19am On Sep 11, 2016
Scammers everywhere!!!! I wonder how a pastor will venture into this murky waters of Nigerian politics and still claim to be "holy".

Politics and pastorism has a lot in common anyway. Politicians shout what you want to hear during campaigns while pastors preach what you want to hear.


Religion is a biggest scam ever invented by man!!

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by StephanieLuv(f): 10:19am On Sep 11, 2016
grin grin grin They are helping to protect the nations pocket grin grin grin

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Ayoswit(f): 10:19am On Sep 11, 2016
I dont see anything wrong with dat

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by pring: 10:19am On Sep 11, 2016
The name pastor these days technically means scam.
Some people are yet to understand this fact.
They take ur tithe, Offerings, seed n compete in flamboyant lifestyle with E-money.
Seeing Osibanjo talk from both sides of his mouth makes one ponder.
They align with rogue politicians to inflict pains on the masses.

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by HarkymTheOracle(m): 10:21am On Sep 11, 2016
Oristhejafor... The bling bling pastor grin


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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by hahn(m): 10:21am On Sep 11, 2016
That Okotie was told by Jehovah twice that he would win the presidential elections and lost twice.

I think Jehovah lied cheesy

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Jay542(m): 10:21am On Sep 11, 2016
kk
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by gabazin080(m): 10:22am On Sep 11, 2016
to me this ones are not pastors

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by pyyxxaro: 10:23am On Sep 11, 2016
What about

# Pastor Reverend Evangelist Father MbAKA tongue #

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Eliteklaus(m): 10:23am On Sep 11, 2016
is okotie a pastor?
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by haywire07(m): 10:24am On Sep 11, 2016
I hate when religion is brought into politics .
They always make God look like a liar when they publicly declare "God said i will win this election' but they never win.

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Michellla(f): 10:24am On Sep 11, 2016
rosalieene:
Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka is a priest not a pastor
what difference does it make?

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by fogechi(f): 10:24am On Sep 11, 2016
Catholic priest shouldnt be on this list.

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Nobody: 10:24am On Sep 11, 2016
skimmy005:
plz o dat criminal ize iyamu is not a pastor hez just impersonating just to win d election we d pipol of Edo knwz dat hez a thief.. nobody ordain him as he pastor..
what did he steal from you?.
Next time make use of "i" not "we".

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by teamfrabidel: 10:25am On Sep 11, 2016
lolz is this holy politics or what?
Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by Godstime23(m): 10:25am On Sep 11, 2016
skimmy005:
plz o dat criminal ize iyamu is not a pastor hez just impersonating just to win d election we d pipol of Edo knwz dat hez a thief.. nobody ordain him as he pastor..
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He's a pastor nd an ordained one in RCC. am an Edo boy

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by rosalieene(f): 10:25am On Sep 11, 2016
Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka is a priest not a pastor

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by fogechi(f): 10:26am On Sep 11, 2016
CHANNELStv2020:
MBAKA OWN DAY VEX ME PASS,TWO TIMES YOUR STATES MEN IN THE SAME ENUGU STATE U ARE FROM ARE KILLED BUT NO COMMENT,BUT IF IT IS ECONOMY U WILL CRUCIFIED GOODLUCK,WHEN DID GOD START TO PREFER ECONOMY MATTERS THAN THE LIVES OF INNOCENT CHRISTAINS BEING KILLED?

Your hatred for mbaka no get part 4

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by MadeInTokyo: 10:26am On Sep 11, 2016
grin

Pastor Ize Iyamu our Governor

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Re: Top 6 Pastors That Are Heavily Involved In Politics by agwom(m): 10:26am On Sep 11, 2016
ok

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