The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Edo Region 13 headquarters (Trinity Sanctuary) in Benin City, Edo State has been converted to the PDP campaign office of Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 10 election. According to an eyewitness, banners of the PDP and its candidate adorn all the walls of the church only the altar is spared.
Regional Pastor of the Church in Edo State, Pastor James Dagunduro and other ministers in RCCG who should preach Christ and convert sinners now preach Ize-Iyamu on the altar. The Regional Pastor, we learnt, has given instructions to parish pastors to canvass for Mr. Ize-Iyamu in their parishes, a situation which is causing ripples in the church. Two campaign jingles of Mr. Ize-Iyamu were repeatedly played in the teenage Church of Trinity Sanctuary on Sunday 21st August and no other message was preached to the teenagers. A Minister in the Church (names withheld) who complained that the church was being turned into a political arena was reprimanded and shut down.