|Jonathan, Adeboye and Oyedepo|
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday [May 4] met separately with two leading pastors in the countries based in Ogun State. Jonathan met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.
The headquarters of Winners Chapel is located in Ota, Ogun State while the Redemption Camp of the RCCG is situated at Mowe along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The President arrived the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos in the afternoon and was conveyed to the venues of the separate meetings in a helicopter.
The two meetings were said to have been described as “private” and hence were not opened to journalists. After the closed-door meetings with the two clergymen, Jonathan who was accompanied on the trip by a few aides, returned to Abuja immediately.
Details of discussions at the meetings were not known as of press time.
PUNCH was unable to reach Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on the purpose of the meetings as of the time of filing this report.
It would however be recalled that Adeboye and Oyedepo were mentioned to be part of a team that attempted to broker peace between Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo before the 2015 general elections. The two pastors were said to have in January led the President to Obasanjo’s mansion on Presidential Hilltop Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital for a reconciliatory meeting.