Adeboye narrated how he prophesied that none of the three candidates that contested for presidency in 1993 would win the presidential election.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God says he has not received any message from God on who’ll be Nigeria’s next president in 2023.
He said many people have been asking him about who would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari next year.
The pastor said this during the 2022 Crossover Service of the church held at the RCCG Headquarters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday, December 31, 2021.
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 criticizing anybody. I have my duty to make sure I teach my own children.
“When God speaks, He speaks specifically. There is no maybe 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 a 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’.”
The cleric also narrated how he prophesied that none of the three candidates that contested for presidency in 1993 would win the election.
He 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 the 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.’’
The next presidential election is expected to hold next year, and politicians and political parties seem to have started preparing for the election.
The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State among others have been rumored to be interested in the 2023 presidency, but none of them has declared intention to run.