Nigerians have denounced the comments allegedly made by Lake Adeboye, the last son and first personal assistant to the General Superintendent of the Lord’s Faithful Christian Church, Reverend Enoch Adeboye. According to TheCable, Leke criticized some of the RCCG’s pastors on Sunday for preaching after his father gave a sermon that day.
In some RCCG chapters across Nigeria, after the Thanksgiving service, parishioners sometimes share their own messages after Daddy G.O delivers his sermon which is broadcast live through branches around the world. As is customary in the RCCG, Daddy G.O’s sermon is expected to be the only sermon for that Sunday as all pastors were expected to connect to the National Headquarters where the General Overseer would deliver his.
Leke who was said to have been unhappy to hear that some priests came forward to preach their flock after his father in his father’s sermon frowned upon these priests, calling them goats. A screenshot from the trending social media post shows “Why do you go and give another sermon after Daddy G.O just finished speaking and preaching? You’re not a son, you’re my sir goat. Next Thanksgiving service, just call the altar, then Thanksgiving.”
However, Vanguard cannot officially report on the comments made by Leke Adeboye because it has not yet responded to the criticism that followed the controversial post attributed to him.
In response to Leke’s post, Instagram follower and RCCG member @rosedek2021 commented “Maybe you will push RCCG members to strike the unimaginable. The call of priests and other precedents show that you are by nature arrogant, because your father is not you the goat. Honestly, you do not deserve the position you hold. I am I look forward to your resignation. You keep embarrassing your parents and the RCCG, how long will people continue to do damage control for you. I’m a member of the RCCG and if others don’t tell you that some of us will, we’re sick of you.”
@joyfulpeak also posted, “As a member of the RCCG, I have to say you constantly embarrass the church. My older brother attending another ministry was the one who drew my attention to your nasty pursuit of social media influence.”
Another IG user, @sad2unez posted, “This is what happens when the son of an anointed thinks he too is an anointed and can speak. I was expecting you to step down and make a visual apology to the pastors you just called goats.
But don’t think so because you are the son of one of the greatest preachers in the world you can speak any way (remember the sons of Eli.) You must go and learn from the children of Oyedepo”
Aniether IG user, @Chukwueloka_EE reacted “The question is whether the sermon they gave is good or bad, because your father does not have any sermons. Every good preaching is from God. At the same time, calling them goats is not true. This is how some of the founders will die: a conflict will occur On the strength of the surge, the withdrawal of ownership, etc.”
Also, @CODE_61329 commented, “That’s disgusting of him for bringing domestic confusion/politics into the media! He should have prepared for the storm he created! Common sense should have told him to use the organization’s official channels and pay attention to his language! Abuse of position is everywhere!”
Also, @ollynetworker posted, “#rccg should suspend Leke Adeboye for calling out pastors associating them with #GOAT. What a hunch.”
Also, @OkeAkinola posted, “Goats in this context are to describe errant children who don’t listen to parents. The sheep are gentle and easy to lead, and the goats stray at every slight opportunity.”
Again, @CeciliaOkoroma posted “This is simply not a very nice statement from ‘Man of God’ and in particular, GO RCCG’s son.”
@Joanna8214, “That’s so rude of you, Lake Adeboy! You are the goat here.”
@influentialayyo, “Why is Leke Adeboye like this? It is always scandalous. Why would a Christian call the image of God a goat?”
Again, @McRoi16 also posted, “It is unfortunate that he abused the privilege of being the son of the general manager. Well, I expect his father to invite him to order.”