I consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari’s deputy - Yemi Osinbajo

I consulted Adeboye before accepting to be Buhari’s deputy - Yemi Osinbajo

- Acting President Osinbajo has revealed that he consulted pastor Adeboye before accepting to be running mate to Muhammadu Buhari

- Osinbajo also disclosed that he sought the opinion of his wife, Dolapo

- According to him, pastor Adeboye gave him the 'go ahead' to accept the VP position

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s acting president revealed on Tuesday August 15 that he consulted pastor Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, before he accepted to be running mate to Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential elections.

The acting president made this known at the public presentation of a book titled: ‘Pastor E.A Adeboye: His Life and Calling’ which held at the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun state, Premium Times reports.

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He also disclosed that he consulted his wife, Dolapo, before making his decision.

“I consulted Daddy (Adeboye) and he gave the go-ahead to accept the VP position; before then I was not a politician,” he said.

Speaking on the RCCG, Osinbajo praised the dedication of pastor Adeboye.

“Apart from Coca-Cola, the Church is next in mileage across the world. And it all has to do with sincerity, dedication and humility of Daddy G.O,” Osinbajo said.

Chairman of the occasion, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president described pastor Adeboye as a man who has touched more lives than many politicians in the country.

“We are supposed to touch lives; but for Pastor Adeboye, he has touched more lives than politicians.

“He has been a man of God with a difference, whom I benefited from personally when I was consulting to contest the 1999 election.”

In his remarks, pastor Adeboye revealed he was not aware of the publication, claiming he would not have approved it. He however forgave those behind the publication.

“Because God wanted it to happen, I suppose. If I had been foretold, I would not have approved of it. And the reason is simple. Who should be celebrated? Me or the person who sent me the message (God)? Anyway, just like Baba (God) had requested, I forgive you all,’’ he said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lashed out at acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, saying he is not in charge of the government but a mere figurehead.

President Muhammadu Buhari duly handed over power to Osinbajo before he embarked on his UK trip for medical treatment but the PDP insists that Osinbajo was not in power and that the government was being run by a cabal.

Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of Osinbajo speaking about the importance of Nigeria's unity:

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