An ex-pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Bankole Solomon, has slammed the church for turning its annual Holy Ghost Congress into a political ground where perceived corrupt politicians come for blessing and to campaign.
Mr. Solomon, who posted his displeasure on his Facebook wall, said it was disheartening to allow such corrupt leaders to mount the altar and deceive the country’s citizens with unrealistic promises.
Bankole, who claimed to have resigned as an RCCG pastor in 2010, categorically said he was put off by the appearance of President Goodluck Jonathan at the altar last Saturday to speak to the congregation when it is widely known that he is not a truthful president.
The post read: “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 opportunists come shopping turning God to Father Christmas to give them 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 that 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.”
The former pastor, who said he was ready for the sharp condemnation his post would attract, added: “immediately I left camp on Saturday morning, I looked at the camp very well because I know that would be the last time I will set my foot to that Eagle Square called Redeemed camp.”
He said he resigned in December 2010, but had continued to worship in the church till that day President Jonathan visited.