Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claims God hasn’t revealed who would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2023.
Adeboye, who made the remarks at the RCCG International Headquarters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday at the church’s 2022 Crossover Service, noted that prophecy is not a game of chance.
Many people have asked the 79-year-old preacher who he thinks will be Nigeria’s next president in 2023, but he claims God has not revealed who that person would be.
While declaring openly the prophecies for the new Year 2022, on Saturday, He said, “I just want to give you a hint of what Daddy (God) says is in store for the New Year. There are all manners of prophets out there. So, you will be hearing all manners of prophecies in the coming days. I am talking to you my children, not criticising anybody. I have my duty to make sure I teach my own children
When God speaks, He speaks specifically. There is no may be or perhaps; He speaks. So, if you hear somebody prophesy, ‘It is likely one of the following people will succeed’, that’s not a prophecy; that’s personal opinion. When God speaks, He will say, ‘This fellow will succeed, that fellow is not going to make it’. That is the way God speaks; He doesn’t say, ‘It is likely’.”
What Has Happened In The Past
Reminiscing a related event, He took a journey down memory lane, recalling how, in 1993, he was asked who he thought would be Nigeria’s President. As President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria at the time, Adeboye stated that he was approached by his fellow pastors to determine who would become President of Nigeria during the planned military transition to civilian rule between MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.
The cleric said, “When God speaks, some of the things He says may baffle your brain a little. Let me give you an example. I have always told you I am not a prophet; I am only a pastor but I hear from God once in a while.
“Years ago, there were three people contesting to be President of Nigeria — (MKO) Abiola, Aminu Kano and (Bashir) Tofa. At that time, I was President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and so the other Pentecostal people asked me, ‘Sir, what do we do? Who do we vote for? There are three of them – all Muslims. Who is going to win sir?’ I said, ‘None’. They said, ‘How can that be? If you toss a coin, when it lands, it is either head or tail’. I said, ‘None’.
They said, ‘Why?’ I said because God told me. He spoke in parables. He said the winner will be the loser, the loser will be the winner and luckiest of them is Aminu Kanu. Aminu Kanu died before the election. Abiola won but he never got to the throne and the fellow who lost at least didn’t have the embarrassment of winning and not reigning. The winner is the loser and the loser is the winner, the luckiest of them was the one who died. When it played out, my colleagues came to me and said, ‘Well, it seems as if you really heard.’”
Despite the fact that the National Electoral Commission did not declare MKO the victor of the 1993 election, unofficial results suggested that he did. Ibrahim Babangida, the then-military commander, nullified the election, alleging electoral irregularities as the reason.
Pastor Adeboye continued and said, “For example, if somebody asks me today like many people are already doing, ‘Daddy, who is going to be our next President?’ The answer is: I don’t know. ‘How can you say you don’t know? You’re Daddy’s (God’s) son.’ He hasn’t told me yet. You don’t do guesswork with prophecy.”