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Jonathan Holds Secret Meeting With Oyedepo & Pastors In Abuja To Woo Christians To Vote PDP

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Jan 19, 2015 – President Jonathan Holds Secret Meeting With Bishop Oyedepo & Pentecostal Pastors In Abuja To Woo Christians To Vote PDP

Jonathan Confesses “Osinbajo Is My Problem”

Ruffled by the momentum generated by the nomination of Pastor Yemi Osinbajo as General Mohamadu Buhari’s running mate, President Goodluck Jonathan is asking a group of Pentecostal pastors to help him avert what he fears could be an impending loss in next month’s presidential polls.

Osinbajo, a prominent cleric with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, law professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN emerged APC’s presidential running mate last month giving President Jonathan and the ruling party, PDP, what is being described as sleepless nights, by sources.

Specifically last Thursday, the President held a meeting in Abuja, with a number of Pentecostal pastors led by Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel, with the main agenda being how to fashion out ways to solve the “Osinbajo” problem.

Sources at the meeting confirmed that President Jonathan confessed in a rather rattled and humbling manner that “Osinbajo is my problem.”

According to those at the meeting, the President added that “everything was okay until APC picked Osinbajo.”

This is coming against the background of wild speculations that APC is an Islamist party and that General Buhari is a religious fundamentalist-which has become one of the main planks of the PDP presidential campaign. While PDP chieftains and supporters have continued to characterize APC as an Islamist party, APC leaders have consistently dismissed such as unfounded, baseless and a scare tactic by the PDP.

Many observers say the nomination of a prominent Pentecostal pastor from the fastest growing church in Africa by the APC may have effectively doused such speculations and the attempt to label the party as one with an islamization agenda.

There has been a rather conscious attempt to make next month’s presidential polls a religious one especially in the Southern part of the country where there is a much larger Christian population, observers say.

At the meeting organized by the Executive Secretary of the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) John Kennedy Okpara, President Jonathan poured out his mind that running against a leading Pastor of the RCCG, who is also known to be very close to the much reverred General Overseer of the church, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, is an uphill task.

Sources at the meeting, said Jonathan was ruffled and much distracted as he confessed to the challenge to him, of the APC naming such a person as Osinbajo as General Buhari’s running mate.

In response, the Pastors led by Bishop Oyedepo assured the President at the meeting that they would, “starting from today,” use every device possible including social media, the pulpit and influence peddling, to campaign in support of President Jonathan and against the Buhari-Osinbajo ticket.

Before the meeting with the President, sources said the pastors held a meeting on the same day to strategize and agree on how and what they would present to the president.

At that pre-meeting, some Pentecostal pastors suggested that they use the opportunity of the meeting afforded by the President to express their genuine fears on growing insecurity in the North with Boko Haram killing and attacking Christians and other innocent Nigerians.

But Bishop David Oyedepo, the most influential pastor at the meeting interrupted the idea, insisting that the meeting was to encourage and strengthen President Jonathan ahead of the elections and not to discuss compelling national issues of concern to majority of Nigerians.

While some of the pastors were shocked and disappointed that Bishop Oyedepo would not allow them to raise important issues bothering most Nigerians, they decided to keep silent not to be seen as spoilsports.

And later after meeting the president, the pastors gathered together again on the same day to device strategies they will use to campaign against Buhari/Osinbajo, with the main scheme being to label the ticket as an Islamist one.

Some of the pastors also suggested that they can influence Christians that the position of Vice President is not an effective one, and that having a Christian hold it makes no difference, although the Nigerian constitution and the order of precedence makes the office the next in rank to the president.

Indeed as if carrying out the resolve, members of the Winners Chapel said Bishop Oyedepo has already started using the pulpit to achieve the goals set out at last Thursday meeting in Abuja.

Some of the members said yesterday Sunday January 18, Bishop Oyedepo raised a prayer point that an Islamist would not become the President of Nigeria in the polls coming next month to the chagrin of many of the church attendants on Sunday.  

Buhari may not be the best but Jonathan is incompetent, the experience of the last 6 years demands that Jonathan step down.

Like Pastor Adeboye recently said, politicians are liars. They should never be trusted.

[Reported By Sahara Reporters]



  1. Ibana Meu

    January 19, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Oyedepo should be careful not to use his office to allow this good for nothing man back to office. If Nigeria reelect Jonathan, we are doomed for life.

  2. Larape Samson

    January 19, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    GEJ is desperate for power, he is ready to go to any length to stay in office but he cant handle the problem he brought into Nigeria. I’m sure he must have falsely confessed to Oyedepo that Buhari is the one behind boko haram

  3. Nike

    January 19, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    If indeed you are good and sure of your good works, you will not have the grasshopper attitude! Mr Jonathan has an inordinate ambition to destroy Nigeria. He is not talking about how to rescue the Chiboke girls, he is not ASKING FOR THE WILL OF GOD! He is just sooo desperate for power even while the nation is falling apart before his very eyes. If indeed you are good, you will not be SCARED of a mere mortal like Osinbajo. For crying out aloud, you are even a giant physically beside him……brings the bible verse to memory “Seen a man diligent in his business, he will stand before kings and not mean men. We need CHANGE AND WE ARE GOING TO GET IT BY THE GRACE OF GOD. II takes WISDOM to rule a nation and WISDOM IS THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE which the present president and his madam lack!

  4. Olaoluwa

    January 19, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Am very very dissapointed on so called bish u should have tell him d truth bible u shall no d truth n d truth shall set u free y are u encouraging gej for God sakes

  5. baba T

    January 19, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    personally i dont trust these so call pastors since they started buying private jets. Even if the northerners deliberately use book haram to disturb Jonathan government. Then it is left for him as a leader to detect those involve and jail them. So that there will be peace. If he cannot do that and allow book haram to destroy Nigeria , then he should step down and allow who can stop them take over.

    • Montego

      January 20, 2015 at 5:07 AM

      Please stop the jealousy. How does one private jet affect your life. You are just unreasonably being bitter. Who said that pastor should live poor lives?

    • mr black

      January 20, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      but it will amount to reward for terror,if those who vowed and actualy made this nation ungorvernable,should be allowed to sneek in through the back door,the promblems of over 50 years can not be solved in 6years,an ola wine in new bottle hardly taste any diference,it takes good intelect to see beneat the surfface,every sound mind must vote jonathan.

  6. Ade

    January 19, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Change is certain by God’s grace..Nd any device or plan against ppl choice shall fail IJN..Smbdy shud pls tell him and his gang dat Christians are not fools

  7. Sure change

    January 19, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Jonathan is confused,he now turn to oyedepo since his road to Adeboye is block by Osibajo,what a desperate man who lack nation management spirit.

  8. rita

    January 19, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    All these pastors should please speak the truth to Jonathan. This man is destroying our dear country. Men of . God should rise up and tell him the truth instead of keeping quiet. If care is not taken bokoharam will soon spread their destruction to their door steps.Jonathan can not lead us,he is clueless. He will completely destroy this country.

  9. Sherafghan

    January 20, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    Good morning Message in the name of Lord !!! Then, Jesus announced that he was the Messiah that Isaiah spoke of:Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.
    The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” – Luke 4:20-21….

  10. Mon

    January 20, 2015 at 3:17 AM

    What makes anybody think that Buhari will be better than GEJ? after some months if ever Buhari win,then people will still start shouting, who voted this Mallam in….pretty World full of assholes.
    What Nigeria need is a King who will rule for 20 or 30yrs or let Military take over,this their democrazy is nonsense for Africa,Nigeria in particular.

  11. Samson Binigbolo

    January 20, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    If it is true that, prayer point is been raised that islamist should not be president come February, let’s assume president Jonathan win and continue for the next four years, after that what is the prayer point ? another christian? We have a christian in power and fellow Nigerians are been killed everyday and nobody is doing anything, pls we want someone who can really confront the issue at hand as a leader.

    • mr black

      January 20, 2015 at 7:53 AM

      can we now reward those who work in cohort with killers, with the presidency so that the killing will stop?God forbid,that will be reward for terror,i visited nigeria recently,and i noticed some improvement in infrastructure,i sincerly believe that with time and combined effort of nigerians,nigeria will take its place in community of cant dry todays cloth with yesterdays sun,a vote for buhari represent vote for stone ege.


    January 20, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    I think it is pretty too late for this arrangee mission of propaganda.GEJ should just know that Nigerians are no more interested in a formed “good christian” or bad muslim, but are only clamouring for a change from this present free-for-all corruption and killing under Jonathan’s government.Buhari might not be perfect but there is no more conviction after 6 year of GEJ as an apprentice president.Change is sure this time around.

    • mr black

      January 20, 2015 at 8:04 AM

      chage,from what to what?as a young boy i witnessed the jubilation in nigeria when buharis, tyrany was overthrown,now how can such tyrant lead a modern state in the 21century,i think this buhari change is led by bunch of no brainers,little wonder we blacks are seen as wreched of the earth.

  13. zikah

    January 20, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    come leave oyedepo out of your talk ,did u hear him say this person wilL win or that person? he is praying for the nation and the will of our LORD JESUS MUST PREVAIL>

  14. starjay

    January 20, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    both PDP & APC are shamelessly playing on the religious sentiments of Nigerians.

    GEJ has been at it for a while but Buhari’ selection of Osibajo is equally a strategic attempt to woo the RCCG base. God’s laughter and superior agenda will trump all the human scheming.

  15. KING

    January 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    I think you should understand that if this man really want to work he should not be desperate to go back because of all this bokoharam problem alone ,but his going back there because of his selfish interest he was a president for six years without archived anything he sold power no light, he closed Nigeria university for 6 month,Nigeria Polytechnic for 8 month a former lecturer,whom Nigerian believes is going to turn things around,but he completely fail us we need changes PDP has been in power since 2009 we need another party to run so that we can find out the difference

  16. Traze

    January 20, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    some men of god will sacrifice their place in heaven for politics.for what shall it profit a man to gained the whole world and loose his soul?.some even abandoned the flocks god entrusted in their hand and took up a political post what a shame.

  17. yahaya sadiq

    January 21, 2015 at 4:24 AM

    bishop David oyedepo wouldn’t have being out of his mind to say those things they claimed he said.In church he only said: pray against evil people not to lead this country.

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