Group threatens legal action over Adeboye’s resignation

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has called on Enoch Adeboye to rescind his resignation as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

The call came in a statement issued by the Executive Director of the Abuja-based human rights group, Frank Tietie, on Tuesday.

Mr. Tietie said CASER would seek a court order to compel Mr. Adeboye to reverse his decision should the “holy man of God’’ refuse to voluntarily do so.

Mr. Adeboye stepped down as the General Overseer of the RCCG in Nigeria on Saturday on the basis of the controversial Corporate Governance Code of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN).

The code, which stipulates a 20-year maximum tenure for heads of religious groups and civil rights organisations, among other provisions, was suspended by the Federal Government on Monday.

But for the suspension, the regulation could have also seen the exit of other affected men of God from the headship of their churches.

They include David Oyedepo (Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel); William Kumuyi (Deeper Christian Life Ministry) and Mike Okonkwo (The Redeemed Evangelical Mission).

Mr. Tietie said: “CASER urges the highly revered Pastor Adeboye to change his mind and rescind his resignation as the General Overseer of RCCG.

“Where, therefore, the holy man of God refuses to review his decision to resign, CASER shall seek an order of court to compel him to remain as the general overseer.’’

He said the group was acting, not only in the interest of members of the RCCG who respect Mr. Adeboye, but also in the interest the Church generally. (NAN)


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  • Gary

    Needless grandstanding and abuse of forum to seek legal action rather than the governing councils and laws of the RCCG.
    If and when Pastor Adeboye retires is an internal matter of the hierarchy and membership of the church. People should stop exposing the Christian faith to ridicule and government interference in the affairs of God.

  • Dazmillion

    When did Adeboye become a holy man

    • Gary

      And who are you to judge who is holy? Or like Jim Obazee, how long a pastor should minister to his flock?
      Indeed, pride goes before the fall.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    No need for this proposed legal rigmarole. Pastor Adeboye is, already by default, the General Overseer that he has always been. Don’t waste your time with litigation.

  • Larry oye

    I have to say i am not surprise at the attitude of daddy GO to this issue of 20 years tenure, it is now clear why daddy G O want to fayose about a month to praise him as the voice of the voiceless masses i knew something was fishy, daddy G O did not go to Abuja to praise his son osinbajo the VP but fayose that have been the harshest critics of the government because of his personal agenda, instead of daddy G O to be humble and set a good example for others he spit the church into two and advise his members to go register to opposition party and vote out the current government because of his unable to hold on to power like a season politician. this behavior is on becoming of a man of God, i know he must have consult God before he appoint the new G O and no sooner he undermine him and render him proxy G O in disguise, i can a sure you readers that God told Daddy G O to obey the Church policy of 20 years retirement and obey the law of the land, obviously he is not ready to listen to GOD because of power. the government have now cave in to the pressure of blackmailing from the man of GOD……

    • Abiola

      Must u lie to make a point? Where did d GO asked meembers to join the opposition so as to vote out the present govt? Be truthful for once pls..

      • Larry oye

        do you honestly believe that daddy G O is not advising the members to vote against the current government when he made that statement? and mind you if after praise to fayose by daddy G O and you are a redeemer and you can not read the meaning of that statement then you are probably not the type of member the church want. obviously my other comments are right if this one is the only one you have issue with.