By Augustine Akhilomen
Protesters on Monday stormed the headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), accusing the General Overseer of the church Pastor Enoch Adeboye of complicity in the maladministration of the Federal Government and silence over Leah Sharibu as well as the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) initiative.
16 years old Leah Sharibu was one of the girls abducted from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State in February 2018 and has remained in the custody of Boko Haram terrorists since then.
The FG had also last Wednesday announced the suspension of the RUGA project, following reactions from Nigerians.
Piqued by the silence of Adeboye to speak up, the protesters led by hip hop artiste, Eedris Abdulkareem and veteran musician, Friday Igwe, aka Baba Fryo and dressed in white and black outfit marched to the Church’s headquarters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to express their displeasure.
They bore placards and banners some of which read: ‘Adeboye! Would you have kept quiet if Leah were to be your own biological daughter’; ‘Adeboye Speak up for Leah Sharibu’; ‘Adeboye, speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed’ “To whom much is given, much is expected’.
In a video shared on his unverified Instagram page, Abdulkareem, a rapper said, “We are here to see Baba Adeboye, who is our father. We love him so much and we want him to speak and he must speak. It is very important for him to speak.
“I’m here with Baba Fryo, I’m here with Felix Duke and we are here to say ‘Baba speak up’. You have talked about COZA, now, we want you to talk about RUGA.”
They also accused Pastor Adeboye of shielding Buhari because of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who is a revered Pastor of the church.