Villa Chapel: Rep Member Agbese Defends First Lady Over Allegations

Villa Chapel: Rep Member Agbese Defends First Lady Over Allegations

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…Says Mama Remi is a defender of Christ and his house

Hon Philip Agbese (APC-Benue), representing Ado/ Okpokwu/ Ogbadibo Federal Constituency, has dismissed claims that First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, closed the AsoRock Chapel.

Agbese said it is deleterious and despicable to make such unfounded allegations against a woman he describes as a defender of Jesus Christ and his house.

A Twitter user with the username @VeronicaaNaomi had alleged that the First Lady ordered the closure of the chapel.

She claimed that her directive was because some unnamed persons did not support her husband, President Bola Tinubu, during the presidential election in February 2023.

However, the First Lady has since refuted the claims as “fabrication and false representation of the true situation.”

And Agbese said it was shameful that such a report even surfaced in the first place, knowing full well the sacrifices of Mrs. Tinubu to the Body of Christ.

According to the lawmaker, the First Lady is a strong woman of faith who is one of the leading and most vocal Christian voices in the nation.

He said she went through the preparatory stages of Baptismal and workers in training classes before becoming a Pastor in 2018.

Agbese noted that Tinubu’s boldness, courage, and spiritual insights are similar to Esther’s in the Bible.

As Esther stood before the king to save her people even though it would be risking her life, the Benue rep member said Senator is doing the same through self-sacrifice and advocacy.

Agbese, therefore, urged Nigerians to disregard such a fallacy aimed at distracting the First Lady and her husband.

He added that the motive of the author is to plant a seed of hatred in the hearts of Christians against the current administration, which will not germinate.

Agbese, however, charged Christians to see the First Lady as God’s instrument at this hour to intercede on behalf of a sick nation.

The congressman further said the time for politics of ethnicity, religion, and bias is in the past, urging all Nigerians to support President Tinubu.

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