Why President Jonathan's request to visit church during election campaign was rejected

President Jonathan, who worshiped in most churches across the country before the March 28 presidential election, was denied entry into Deeper Life, when he wrote authorities of the ministry to inform them of his visit last January

Pastor Kumuyi

Recent reports say President Goodluck Jonathan's request to worship at Deeper Christian Life Ministry during his election campaign was turned down outrightly by officials of the church.

According to reports, President Jonathan, who worshiped in most churches across the country before the March 28 presidential election, was denied entry into Deeper Life, when he wrote authorities of the ministry to inform them of his visit last January.

DailyPost reports that a church insider, the Special Adviser to Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati had on January 22, written the authorities of the church through the office of its spokesman, Pastor Segun Babatope to inform them about his visit but the leadership of the church refused to acknowledge the letter.

But when Babatope informed leaders of the church about the development, many of them kicked against it, saying that the ministry is not a platform where politicians come to campaign.

It was learnt that Jonathan was originally billed to visit Deeper Life on February 8 after leaving Redemption Camp, but he had to proceed to the Lord’s Chosen when he discovered the church was not ready to welcome him.

The highly-placed source said the church’s decision to honourably turn down the request was because of how some sections of media misquoted Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners' Chapel during Jonathan’s visit to the church.

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