Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday publicly begged the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God for forgiveness.
Obasanjo said he sinned against the cleric for not informing him before attending the public presentation of a book, “Pastor E. A. Adeboye: His Life and Calling”, at the auditorium of the RCCG Youth Centre, Redemption Camp, on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.
OBJ, who was the chairman of the event, described Pa Adeboye as “a man who has touched more lives in the country more than politicians.”
He added that it was the wife of the General Overseer that invited him, without the knowledge of the husband, asking that G.O should forgive them for this.
Obasanjo said, “I was told not to reveal my coming here by Mummy (Adeboye’s wife). How can I come to you without calling you? But, that was the instruction.
“Until I am in this hall, I never saw anything about this programme. That means we have committed sins by keeping this secret from you and we seek for forgiveness from you and I am sure we have been forgiven.”
Obasanjo, who noted that politicians were supposed to influence the lives of the masses positively, said Pastor Adeboye had done more than politicians in this regard.
He said, “As politicians, we are supposed to touch lives, but, for Pastor Adeboye, he has touched more lives than politicians. He has been a man of God with a difference, whom I benefited from personally when I was consulting to contest the 1999 election.”