by Akan Ido
Bankole Solomon, a former pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has expressed displeasure over the manner in which politicians use the annual Holy Ghost Congress as a platform for putting forward unrealistic promises.
According to reports, Bankole who claimed to have resigned as an RCCG pastor in 2010, stated that it was wrong to allow president Goodluck Jonathan stand on the altar and speak to the congregation when, according to the retired pastor, he was not being truthful with what he was promising Nigerians.
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“I know this post will attract a sharp condemnation because I worship in RCCG and I was once a pastor before I resigned voluntarily because of rights violations in the name of religion. I resigned in December 2010 but I am still worshipping there as an ordinary member. So, whatever. I have here is without prejudice.
“Holy Ghost congress of our great church is now a political congress where all shades of corrupt leaders will mount our altar to fool Nigerians on what they will do.
“Holy Ghost congress is now a supermarket where all kinds of people like charlatans and political opportunist come shopping turning God to father Christmas to give dem end of d year bonus.
“Jonathan was even there turning our once sacred altar to political podium talking deceitfully and indirectly campaigning for 2015. My question is this? On what ground was president Jonathan allowed to speak to people. Is he a pastor? Because the gathering is purely a spiritual gathering and event.
“I’ve been a pastor in Redeemed for the past 10 years and I’ve not got any opportunity to sit on dat altar not to talk of holding mic. If because Jonathan is a President and he is recognised, it means some are more equal than others.
“Immediately I left camp on Saturday morning, I looked at the camp very well because I know that would be the last time I willl set my foot to that Eagle Square called Redeemed camp.”