Pastor Agu Irukwu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) referred to Peter Obi as “President” on Sunday.
During a church service, the senior pastor of the Jesus House for All Nations Parish in Brent Cross, London, made the mistake.
Irukwu introduced Obi, saying, “And we have the president, ah, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.”
“We always appreciate Mr Peter Obi. God, we appreciate him, we appreciate him.”
Despite their leader’s slip of the tongue, the congregation erupted in cheers, and many church members stood for an ovation.
The former Anambra governor, who remained seated, laughed along with the pastor and hundreds of worshippers at the mistake.
Obi is in court challenging the outcome of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential election on February 25.
Peter Obi being introduced at #RCCG Jesus House London as president ?
See the ovation.
The people knows their president. pic.twitter.com/Is9cCUL12E
— COJ (@ChrisOjimaojo) April 9, 2023