The New Generation Leaders (NGL) in Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, warned Governor Douye Diri and his Chief of Staff, Peter Akpe, against involving the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, in the State politics.
Precious Odede, coordinator of NGL in Yenagoa Local Government Area, alleged that Diri and his team were planning to visit the General Overseer and solicit his support for the polls scheduled for November 11.
Speaking via a statement on Wednesday, Odede stated that Akpe was slated to lead Diri to Adeboye and beg him to prevail on the First Lady, Remi Tinubu to support his re-election.
Odede who posited that the plot would collapse like a pack of cards, recalled how Diri treated Tinubu with disdain in 2022 when the First Lady, who was then campaigning for the election of her husband, visited Bayelsa to commiserate with victims of the flood disaster in the State.
According to him, Diri locked Remi out of the Government House in Yenagoa and refused to accord the courtesy of receiving her.
His words, “I have on good authority plans by the Diri government to solicit Pa Adeboye’s support.
“We understand Peter Akpe, Chief of Staff to the governor is trying to broker a meeting between Governor Diri and Pa Adeboye in Lagos. It is expected that Pa Adeboye will in turn prevail on the first lady, H.E Senator Remi Tinubu who is also an RCCG pastor to support Diri on sentimental grounds.
“Unfortunately, our very dear First Lady will not give in to that desperate plot. She remembers too well how Governor Diri locked her out of Creek Haven Gates last year.
‘It is also important to note that Pa Adeboye is a father to all and RCCG is a church that isn’t leaning to any political party.
“We urge the Bayelsa State government to save tax payers monies, shelve the Lagos trip and focus on the task of governance.”