- Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, on Friday night, attended the ongoing convention at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, for the first time
- The 70th Convention, which commenced earlier in the week, is taking place at The Redemption City, formerly known as Redemption Camp, in Mowe, Ogun State
- In 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’
Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), on Friday, August 12, attended the ongoing convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Obi’s presence at the convention is a first for the presidential candidate.
The development comes days after Obi received a standing ovation from worshippers at Dunamis international gospel centre in Abuja.
However, Obi is not the first politician to visit the RCCG camp ground during the church’s convention, as it has been the usual custom for politicians vying for elective positions to visit the church and seek God's blessings in the buildup of the general election.
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The 2022 RCCG convention is the 70th edition for the church.
Peter Obi reveals the reason for his visit
The Labour Party flagbearer took to his Facebook page and wrote;
"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.
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Nigerians in their usual way reacted to the development on the Facebook page of the presidential aspirant.
Kelvin Alaneme wrote
"Your mandate is divine. Your acceptance is unanimous. Your energy is unmatched. Your vision is solid. Your Presidency is POssible.
"WE MUST VOTE YOU IN! ."
Uyi Osunde prayed
"The earth says YES!
"And the heavens shout AMEN!
"With you as president, Nigeria will take her rightful place in the comity of nations."
Malam Danjuma Garba said
"No one with God is ever a minority and with God grace is guaranteed."
Yinusa Precious Wofai stated
"When you were called on last night it was the shout for me. You are loved sir. God got your back our 2023 president."
Hamis Sufi Abdallah wrote
"When you put God first, you would have nothing to worry about."
Deejaydede Eugene said
"God is about to do a new thing...yet a little while,and it will manifest to his glory sir."
"Your dominion shall be from sea to sea and from Rivers to utmost path of the earth sir."
Peter Obi knocks federal government over debt servicing, says borrowing to consume must stop
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has warned Nigeria to stop borrowing to consume, saying borrowings must be limited to 5 per cent of the previous year’s revenue.
In a slew of tweets on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, the presidential hopeful warned that Nigeria must limit borrowing for consumption.
“As a matter of urgency, Nigeria must stop borrowing for consumption, but only borrow to invest in regenerative development projects and other productive ventures."