The Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, speaks to ALEXANDER OKERE about his recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, amid the lingering resentment by Christians against the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the party
Some clerics have cautioned their colleagues against turning their pulpits into campaign platforms. What do you think about that?
The pulpit is not to be abused. Any day we mount the pulpit and turn it into a campaign platform, it is an abuse of that pulpit and God will never be happy with us. When people want to campaign, they should go to campaign grounds and talk to whoever they want to talk to. But that does not mean politicians cannot attend church services. They can come for prayers and we can pray for them but they cannot campaign in the church. That is our stand.
Recently, you were quoted as saying that God would not forgive you and your followers if you don’t support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. Can shed some light on that?