The Akwa Ibom State opposition party, All Progressive Congress (APC), has taken its desperate efforts to gain relevance to another futile level, with tones of falsehood against Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who was on a two-day visit to the state on Wednesday at the Government House, Uyo.
The APC, in one of its media outlets, Global Post newspaper, on Thursday, 21 January, 2016 edition, published a concocted lie under its headline: “Prepare To Vacate Government House –Redeemed Pastor, Adeboye Tells Udom Emmanuel *As Crowd Booed A’Ibom Governor”.
In the publication, the APC-sponsored newspaper reported that “The senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has informed the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, that the Supreme Court of Nigeria will end his tenure next month.”
It also alleged that the state Governor had welcomed the Redeemed Pastor happily with the hope of receiving prophesy of winning, but was shocked when he was informed that his tenure will be terminated at the Supreme Court next month.
Misquoting the Man of God, it reported that Pastor Adeboye said “be careful that the glory not depart from you. You may not be favoured by the outcome of the Supreme Court…”
The APC is going too far in its lies against a man that God sent on a Divine Visitation to the state and this can incur the wrath of God on the state.
Contrary to the false propaganda, Pastor Adeboye, in his speech actually said, “It is well with Akwa Ibom State as it gives God a prime place in its administration through laudable Christian programmes which draws Men to God.”
He congratulated Governor Emmanuel on his elevation to the helm of affairs of the State and prayed God to imbue him with divine grace and wisdom to lead the state aright.
The governor received a standing ovation when he was introduced, unlike what the APC publication cooked that the Governor was booed.
A video of the event published on youtube saw the crowd being on a standing ovation when Governor Emmanuel delivered his welcome address which threw Umana and his wife into a state of total confusion.
Umana Okon Umana, the defeated APC candidate who was at the stadium was seen fidgeting and confused amidst the popularity enjoyed by the governor. He was stopped by the protocol officer when he wanted to join the Governor and other leaders of the state on the Red Carpet and to take a seat with them.