A social-cultural pressure group, "The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights"
(CASER) has called on Pastor Enoch Adeboye to 'rescind' his decision to step down as the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in the country or face a law suit that will compel him to do so.
Adeboye quit the position after a code was put into effect by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN).
He had named Pastor Joshua Obayemi as the new national overseer.
The code, which stipulates a 20-year maximum tenure for heads of religious groups and civil rights organisations, was suspended by the federal government on Monday following serious concern raised by different public affairs analysts.
In a statement on Tuesday, Frank Tietie, executive director of the group, said CASER was acting, not only in the interest of members of the RCCG, who respect Adeboye, but also in the interest of the church generally.
"CASER urges the highly-revered Pastor Adeboye to
change his mind and rescind his resignation as the general overseer of RCCG," Tietie said in a statement.
"Where, therefore, the holy man of God refuses to review his decision to resign, CASER shall seek an order of court to compel him to remain as the general overseer."
Meanwhile in a quick twist the church as a body has reacted by stating emphatically that Adeboye decision to step down is "irreversible", this was disclosed by the church's Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Segun Adegbiji, during a press briefing of journalists at the Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun state.
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