The Northern Christians Movement, NCM has warned Nigerians, especially politicians and academics to beware of the deceptive tactics being deployed by Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo in his bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
NCM Chairman, Reverend Jonah Omera in a statement insisted that the declaration of Osinbajo’s candidacy for the seat of Nigeria’s president showed him as a major traitor, stressing that it predicted Osinbajo would be someone who would deceive anyone who helped him.
Reverend Omera said, “Osinbajo, who claims to be the pastor of the RCCG, has failed to learn and honour the relationship between Apostle Paul and his nephew Timothy, to sustain his relationship with his master, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”
He said Osinbajo deceived Tinubu and is now contesting the same seat Tinubu is contesting for, maintaining that the Vice President only relied on the votes of his 12 million church members, however, warned the RCCG church leader that if he supported Osinbajo, he would betray him as well.
“Just as in the week when Judas betrayed Jesus, so Yemi Osinbajo will betray Adeboye just as he betrayed Tinubu, because of what he has shown,” he said.
It can be recalled that the Bauchi regional chairman of Muslim Human Rights Commission (MURIC) Safiyanu Gambo, had earlier warned political parties not to give a ticket to any member of the Redeemed Church of Christ Group (RCCG), stating that Osinbanjo is a religious fanatic.
Similarly, on January 13, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate Shehu Sani, said he was against the politics of Godfatherism and that inheritance in politics is not the answer for the country.
The former Senator stated this in response to a speech by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s bid for the presidency in the 2023 elections.
Sen. Sani wrote on his Twitter account, “When candidates say they will continue the policies of their masters when elected into office, it is a deceptive tactic to gain the trust and support of their boss.”
Osinbajo, the APC’s most prominent presidential candidate, has said he will take over the reins of government from President Buhari, much to the dismay of many Nigerians.