The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, described Adeboye as a unique example of inspirational leadership, saying Adeboye’s influence cuts across tribe, class, and even religion.
This is coming after Adeboye, on Saturday announced he was stepping down as the General overseer of the church in Nigeria, but will continue to head the ministry worldwide.
In a statement, Atiku praised the religious leader’s influence on multitudes of Nigerians over the past four decades as the church overseer.
He added that Nigeria needed more religious leaders like him.
He said, “Pastor Adeboye is the kind of religious leader I pray that we see more of in Nigeria. He is a man beloved, and who loved one and all without discrimination.” Atiku hailed the role that the G.O. had played as a converging figure for other religious leaders in Nigeria, as many openly attend his services or consulted with him despite being of different denominations.
“Some of the most prominent personalities Nigeria has been blessed with have been those who learnt from the pulpit of Pastor Adeboye. A most recent example is our current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.”