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Remi Tinubu wasn’t speaking for the Church — RCCG react over hate comment against Igbos in Lagos

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Senator Remi Tinubu 

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has faulted social media feedback questioning its ordination of Senator Remi Tinubu as a pastor.

Combined reactions have trailed a video displaying the Senator representing Lagos Central on the Nationwide Meeting speaking in regards to the Igbo and their alleged refusal to align with Lagos’ native politics.

Based on the spouse of the previous governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Igbo residing within the state “had been proving tough regardless of the love proven to them”.

She stated, “We’ll entreat all of the deities of Lagos to chase Igbo folks out. Igbo who didn’t marry Yoruba, we’ll inherit them. Given how a lot we love Igbo, you now wish to spoil every thing.

“You aren’t the one tribe on this place, Hausa are right here, we accommodate them, Calabar are right here, we accommodate them. However Igbo are proving tough. We’ll inherit you.

“Regardless of the love we now have for you… others are right here and we accommodated them.”

Whereas reacting, Twitter customers had been divided over the tone and that means of her remark.

One Twitter person, @BadmusAdeyemi12, stated, “She was simply joking within the video. She didn’t imply what she was saying. That might be seen in her gesture.”

On his half, @4eyedmonk stated, “…How will you say Remi Tinubu hates Igbo when in the identical video she stated, ‘Pelu ba she nife yin to,’ that means, ‘contemplating how a lot we love you “Igbo?’”

Nonetheless, some tweeps couldn’t consider {that a} pastor of the RCCG might be uttering such phrases, particularly in public.

@Nwafresh stated, “For the truth that Remi Tinubu is an ordained pastor in RCCG and nonetheless maintains her place after totally different hateful movies towards the Igbo makes me perceive why the Bible stated that judgment will begin from the home of God. Remi is an Antichrist.”

@drpenking stated, “Typically I want RCCG had been like Jehovah’s Witnesses. You’ll be able to’t constantly convey the picture of the church into disrepute. They’ll disfellowship you irrespective of who you’re they usually’ll shun you want a leper. Remi Tinubu has handled RCCG‘s picture a lot.”

@mavisikpeme stated, “So Remi Tinubu can be a pastor in RCCG? These vile and hateful phrases can’t come from a servant of God. Should be a clone.”

@Oluomoofderby stated, “How on earth is Remi Tinubu a pastor in RCCG? I actually don’t get it. In saner climes, she would have resigned from the senate and kicked out of her political get together.”

When The PUNCH reached out to the RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, he stated the church was not conscious of the video.

“We aren’t conscious (of the video) and I’m certain Remi Tinubu was not talking as a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,” Olubiyi stated.

Reacting to the feedback questioning Tinubu’s ordination, he stated, “I’m not able to reply that as a result of the church is aware of what it considers earlier than ordination and social media doesn’t dictate to the church what the church ought to do. She has her life.” PUNCH studies 

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