The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has said Senator Remi Tinubu was not speaking as a pastor when she was recorded talking about the Igbo people resident in Lagos.
Mixed reactions have trailed a video showing Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central at the National Assembly, talking about the Igbo and their alleged refusal to align with the local politics of Lagos.
The video shot in 2019 has resurfaced to social media amid scrutiny of her husband Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
According to the lawmaker, the Igbo residing in the state “were proving difficult despite the love shown to them”.
She said, “We will entreat all the deities of Lagos to chase Igbo people out. Igbo who didn’t marry Yoruba, we will inherit them. Given how much we love Igbo, you now want to spoil everything.
“You are not the only tribe in this place, Hausa are here, we accommodate them, Calabar are here, we accommodate them. But Igbo are proving difficult. We will inherit you.
“Despite the love we have for you… others are here and we accommodated them.”
Many tweeps wondered why Tinubu, an ordained pastor in the RCCG, would make such comments.
RCCG spokesman Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi told PUNCH that he was sure Tinubu was not speaking as a pastor of the church, adding that the RCCG was not even aware of the video.
On comments questioning Tinubu’s ordination, he said, “I’m not in a position to answer that because the church knows what it considers before ordination and social media does not dictate to the church what the church should do. She has her life.”