Ifeanyi Okowa, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, should not drag the church into partisan politics following his (Obi’s) recent church visits.
“Now you begin to look at what is going on; the Peter Obi factor is as if he is trying to go through the church and make it look like he is driving the Christians into politics. I do not believe the church should actively go into politics because that is not their calling,” Okowa said on Wednesday in Kano.
“But people are just hanging to anything they can reach out to, even to the detriment of their fate. I don’t believe that’s the right part to go,” he said.
Peter Obi has continued with his consultations for the next year’s elections and has moved from one church to another in seeking endorsement. He was recently at Redemption City for the first time recently to attend the 70th Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
According to a video currently trending on social media, Obi’s introduction at the church was greeted with loud cheers from participants of the event, which is tagged ‘Perfect Jubilee’.
He later shared his experience at the church on his Facebook page, describing as an opportunity to be in the midst of the brethren.
“Sharing moments of true worship last night with a great congregation at the #RCCGConvention was a special experience of joy, strength and love for me. I was humbled by the warm welcome, but above all, I am grateful for the opportunity to be in the midst of the brethren,” Obi wrote.
The former Anambra Governor was also at the Glory Dome, Abuja, where he was given an ovation.