Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign council Festus Keyamo on Tuesday said Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the presidential candidate of the APC, will pastor the Aso Rock Chapel if her husband Bola Tinubu is elected president.
There have been concerns over Tinubu’s decision to pick a Muslim like himself, Kashim Shettima, as running mate. But the party says it is a strategy to win the election.
“It’s not a spit on the Christians. Muslims are a minority in the south and Asiwaju is Muslim from the south. Some Muslims are a minority in the north,” Keyamo said on Political Paradigm, a Channels TV programme.
“Like I said, look at Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a person. Look at his record. He was one that returned all the mission schools to them in Lagos when he was governor.
“For the churches, he returned the mission schools to them. He has a multi-religious home. Some of his children are Christians. His wife is a pastor.
“The chapel in the villa will be overly used because the wife automatically will be the pastor, attending that chapel. So the chapel will not be closed down. He will be using it when he is by the grace of God president of this country.”
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) ordained Tinubu’s wife in 2018 as an assistant pastor. She currently represents Lagos Central at the Senate.