By Prince Owong
LAGOS -The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned politicians against being desperate to win the 2023 presidential election.
Nigeria is expected to elect another president to replace President Muhammadu Buhari whose tenure will expire on May 28, 2023.
The cleric while speaking on Sunday during a telecast said those who could not say for sure they would be alive in 2023 were already getting prepared to kill to win the election.
The pastor, who spoke on the topic ‘The Great Expectations,’ said it’s only God who could say those who would be alive by then.
Adeboye added, it was unsafe for anyone to say his ambition is to become president when they were not sure they would be alive tomorrow or whether the country would still be in existence by that time.
The statement reads: “This is 2021 and some people are already getting ready to kill themselves over 2023. They don’t even know whether there will be 2023, they don’t even know whether they will still be around. There is nobody here who can say for sure that he will still be around by tomorrow. It is God who determines who will still be around by 2023.
“Someone said to me sir, who do you think will be president in 2023, I said the president of where? He said the president of Nigeria. How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023? How are you sure? Can you swear? I pray there will be Nigeria, so you don’t misquote me. But are you sure?”
Speaking on the topic of his sermon, the cleric said his greatest expectation was to see larger members of his church make it to heaven.
He said, “My greatest expectation is that I will see you in heaven. The members of Redeemed will occupy a particular section that the angel will say you tried. Without holiness, there is no Heaven. Which Heaven are you going to?”
Adeboye, speaking about consolation of those mourning, noted that it was easy for others to console the bereaved without feeling the impact
The preacher, who lost his son, Dare,
to death on May 4, 2021.said he knew exactly how people feel when they mourn.
“It is easy to say you will see the person again because I have tasted it. I have the experience,” he added.