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Pastor Adeboye reacts to Prof. Osinbajo's endorsement by the Redeemed Church.

Politics have started real time. The Redeemed Church has dissociated itself from rumours making the rounds that its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, gave his blessings to the vice-presidential ambition of a former Lagos Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The RCCG headquaters denied celebrating the emergence of the law professor who pastors its Olive Parish located on the very expensive Banana Island in Lagos.
Writing on its official Twitter page on Wednesday, the church said it does not dabble into politics in any shade or colouration.

“We are a mission and we do not meddle in politics,” the RCCG stated while urging Nigerians to be wary of fictitious and misleading social media accounts dragging its name into the murky waters of politics.

Meanwhile, reactions have begun to trail the emergence of Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate for the 2015 presidential election.

While many applauded the opposition party for coming up with Osinbajo, a cross section of Nigerians are said to have disagreed with his emergence.

Supporters of Osinbajo have disagreed with those questioning his emergence. Online commentator, Dipo Awojide, expressed confidence that the APC presidential candidate being an academic, would bring dynamism to governance, at the national level.

Awojide described the law professor as an upright Nigerian and a role model who has mentored scores of young men and women on ways of “building careers without stealing.”

Describing him as a man of deep intellectual persuasion, Awojide tweeted, “As a Nigerian and as a member of the RCCG, I’m proud of Prof. Osinbajo. No apologies.

“Call him Prof. Osinbajo, call him Pastor Osinbajo, call him all you like, but you know you can’t call him a thief and a looter. Being neutral in an era of misgovernance and misrule is unwise. You don’t have to join a political party, just vote for the best man.”

Activist Gbenga Sesan also hailed Osinbajo’s emergence, stating that the Buhari-Osinbajo ticket would form a government that would “demonstrate the capacity for competitive action over mediocrity.”

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