Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), to caution Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo against “telling lies”.
In a statement on Wednesday, Omokri alleged that Osinbajo has ignored calls by different persons to “respect his supposed pastoral calling and stop his nasty habit of lying”.
“Even after repeated calls by various persons on the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to respect his supposed pastoral calling and stop his nasty habit of lying, pastor Osinbajo refuses to heed these calls and continues to spew falsehood forgetting or perhaps not caring that the devil is the father of all liars,” Omokri said.
Osinbajo had in March alleged that Jonathan “essentially shared” N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 polls.
He also said $3 billion was frittered away through the strategic alliance contracts during the Jonathan administration.
Reacting to Osinbajo’s allegations, Omokri said the Buhari administration was only trying to “distract attention from its woeful record of failure”.
“Nigerians may recall that Vice-President Osinbajo falsely alleged that former President Jonathan took ₦100 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria in cash to his personal house in Abuja and when challenged to provide proof of his fallacious claims, the Vice-President hid behind ‘sources’ and began to feed stories from anonymous officials to the media,” he said.
“This time around, the vice-president alleges that three persons working under former President Jonathan looted $3 billion from the nation’s resources. I make bold to say that Vice-President Osinbajo is a liar and I challenge him once again to prove me wrong by mentioning those three people and proving proof that they stole the amounts allegedly stolen.”
Omokri therefore called on Adeboye to withdraw Osinbajo as a pastor from RCCG if he fails to heed caution.
“I therefore call on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye to caution Pastor Yemi Osinbajo to stop lying,” he said.
“If Professor Osinbajo fails to heed this advise, I urge Pastor Adeboye to remember that the Redeemed Christian Church of God ordains it pastors not to lie but to spread the word of God. Is this what Vice President Osinbajo is doing?
“If Pastor Osinbajo cannot stop his habit of lying, I hereby call on pastor Adeboye to withdraw his pastorate before he brings the church of Christ into disrepute.”