The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said it won’t join words with Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho Adeyemo over the death of Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s son, Dare Adeboye.
Igboho had in an interview said he would not offer his condolences to Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son because the cleric refused to support agitations for the Yoruba nation.
Sunday Igboho had added that he would not sympathise with Adeboye or anyone who refused to champion the course of Yoruba nation.
Speaking to SaharaReporters on Sunday, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, the Special Adviser to the CAN President, Rev Supo Ayokunle, said that no Christian leader in the country has kept quiet over the situation of Nigeria.
Asked for his opinion about Igboho’s comment, Pastor Oladeji said, “I am sorry. No comment. If that is how you all see it, let it be. If CAN has been keeping quiet over the happenings in the country, if that is how you see it, too bad. We are not ready to reply Sunday Igboho.”
Igboho had said he would not sympathize with Adeboye over his son’s death because he does not support Yoruba nation.
He also cursed clerics and leaders who refuse to support the secession agenda, saying God will kill their children and wives.
The Yoruba activist stated this during a live Facebook broadcast with his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, on Saturday night.
Koiki had asked Igboho to sympathise with Adeboye over the death of his son, but Sunday Igboho appeared infuriated by Koiki’s request as he asked if the man of God had declared his support for Yoruba nation.
He said: “Has Baba supported Yoruba nation that we will now be greeting him? We don’t need to greet Adeboye. What is my own with that? We are not doing church here. This is not religion.
“Pastor Adeboye didn’t speak about Yoruba nation. Look at the number of crowd in Baba Adeboye’s church. Is he not supposed to tell all of them to join Yoruba nation? We don’t need to greet him.”