Meet two different prominent politicians who are ordained Pastors from the same Church in Nigeria (Photos)
To some religious people mostly Christians, they are of the view that politics is a dirty game especially the way it is practiced in Nigeria. They neither wish to be involved in politics nor appreciate those who participate in it and still claimed to be Christians.
Is politics a dirty game indeed? Should politics be left for partisan politicians while Christians and others keep suffering from the actions or inactions of the players of the game of politics?
As a means of providing solutions to the questions above, many Christians have now found their ways into politics and making a big impact in society. It has even gotten to the point that some preachers of the Gospel are now urging and encouraging their congregation to be deeply involved in politics if the expected positive change is ever to be.
It is now not a surprising thing today seeing Christians and especially Pastors vying for political offices and taking active parts in the electoral processes in the present-day politics in Nigeria. We have witnessed instances of Christians most times Pastors with a large congregation, contesting for the office of the president of the land. Popular examples are Pastor Chris Okotie, Pastor Tunde Bakare, among others.
It has never been in the record in Nigeria that a Pastor won an election to become a Senator, Governor, or president. Though nothing is impossible in the nearest future, the search is still on for now.
For this write-up, two different prominent politicians who are both Pastors from the same church are presented to you for your perusal maybe they are the ones to do the impossible in the political atmosphere of the country.
1.) Pastor Yemi Osinbajo
The first person on this list is Pastor Yemi Osinbajo of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG). He is an ordained Pastor under the overseership of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye who serves as the Senior pastor of the RCCG worldwide.
Pastor Osinbajo is known to be a lawyer by profession and also serves as the current Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is honoured with the second to the highest national honour in the country Grand Commander Of The Order Of The Niger (GCON).
Pastor Osinbajo who clocked 64years recently has been the Vice President of the country since 1999 till date. He is a major force to be reckoned with in Nigerian politics today and some political observers are of the opinion that Osinbajo is capable if considered to be the standard-bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
2.) Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu
Another prominent political personality who is also an ordained pastor from the same church as pastor Osinbajo – the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) is Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu.
Pastor Itze – Iyamu once served as Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo state government while his days lasts with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Pastor Osagie could have become the first ordained pastor in Nigeria to be elected as a state governor if he had won the 2020 Edo gubernatorial election against his former boss Gov. Gaius Obaseki.
Pastor Ize – Iyamu who was the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the Edo 2020 elections is one of the bigwigs in the ruling party APC.
He is an alumnus of the University of Benin where he graduated with an LLB (Hons) and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where he bagged the Bachelor of Law (BL).
It is very much likely for pastor Ize – Iyamu to break barriers in the political arena of the country as recent occurrences are a pointer that the future looks brighter for him.
It is believed that you would have come to agree with this submission that it is high time for believers from both major religious beliefs in the country to start getting more involved in politics.
What is your opinion of the two ordained pastors above? Have they measured up to expectations? Kindly share and comment below.
Source: Isreal 05
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