The Redeemed Christian Church of God has created a new office to coordinate political interests of its members.
The newly created office, named Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance, according by to a memo sighted by the NPO Reports, said a branch of the office is to be opened at all the branches of the church nationwide.
The memo, signed by Pastor JF Odesola, informed branches that Pastor Timothy Olaniyan has been appointed as the Head of the new office.
Analysts believe the establishment of the new directorate may not be unconnected with the reported presidential ambition of the Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo is a pastor of the RCCG.
see copy or the memo below:
*FROM: ASSISTANT GENERAL OVERSEER [ ADMIN/PERSONNEL]
TO: ALL PASTORS-IN-CHARGE OF REGIONS AND PROVINCES
DATE: 28TH FEBRUARY, 2022
SUBJECT: OFFICE OF DIRECTORATE OF POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE*
Calvary greetings to you in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
We write to formally notify you that the mission authority has created the *Office of Directorate of Politics and Governance* in the RCCG. Further to this, *Pastor Timothy Olaniyan (PHCP Lagos Provider 12)* has been appointed to lead the Office .
You are kindly requested to appoint with immediate effect a Provincial Officer for your Province and also ensure that the same is done at all levels of the Church—Zone, Area and Parish. The essence of this Directorate is to help coordinate the engagement of our people who are willing to be involved in Politics as well as mobilize support for them when required.
Kindly send to the office of the undersigned details of your Regional and Provinces Coordinators within the next two weeks of receiving this letter.
May the good Lord bless you always in Jesus Name, Amen.
Yours in Him,
Pastor J.F Odesola
CO/AGO [ADMIN & PERSONNEL]
Cc: Daddy G.O
Head, Directorate of Politics and Governance