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Sanwo-Olu’s Visit To Oyedepo Not Political, Election Related – Aide

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Tuesday noted that the visit of his principal to Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, is not political.

Information Nigeria reports that Sanwo-Olu in a post on Twitter, shared a picture of himself and Oyedepo today, captioned , “Yesterday was indeed a memorable day as I met with a man after God’s own heart, a man who has dedicated his life to the service of God and mankind. A highly respected man of God, whom I hold in high regard. Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners Chapel) and presiding Bishop of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State.”

However, the post caused reactions with some Nigerians claiming that Sanwo-Olu met with the cleric because of his re-election bid.

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Reacting to the allegations, Akosile was quoted by Daily Independent to have said linking Sanwo-Olu’s visit to politics was preposterous, adding that his principal had always visited Oyedepo in times past when there was no election.

His words: “No, the governor’s visit has nothing to do with politics. If you have been following the activities of Governor Sanwo-Olu, you would have noticed that he’s a thoroughbred Christian. He’s a man who values relationships, especially with the leadership of the Church.

“He has paid visits to Bishop Oyedepo on many occasions in the past when there was no election and this particular visit is not an exception.

“Bishop Oyedepo is a man of God whom the Governor respects so much. He has been a beneficiary of his scriptural teachings and blessings. It is preposterous for anyone to link the Governor’s visit to politics or elections. No, it is not.”

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via: Information Nigeria

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