The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said he was not sure whether the 2023 general elections would hod or not.
Adeboye, who said God has not yet told him if there would an election next year, declared that God spoke to him about the 2019 elections more than a year to the election.
However, he said the case has not been so with the 2023 election.
Adeboye spoke on Sunday at the monthly Thanksgiving Service of the Church.
According to the well respected cleric, God might still speak to him about the 2023 general elections “but He has not spoken to me yet.”
He said: “I am more concerned about Kaduna killings, oil theft, Nigeria’s depressing debt profile and other current national challenges. Politics is not my calling and I will never be a politician.”
Saying that he does not support any presidential aspirant ahead of the 2023 general elections, Adeboye said the clarification was important amid the criticisms against the church’s creation of a Politics Directorate and the instruction to members to be politically involved in the 2023 electioneering process.
He said: “Listen to me carefully and if you are going to quote me, quote me correctly. I am talking to those of you who are my children. Do you want to know the truth? And nothing but the truth? I am talking of myself now.
“As of now, as I am standing before you, I still don’t know whether or not there would be an election next year. Don’t say that Pastor Adeboye said there would be no election next year; that’s not what I said. Adeboye does not know yet, put the word ‘yet’.
“How come you don’t know? Because my father has not talked to me about it yet. The last time we had an election, He (God) spoke to me about the election by June of the previous year and this is April. So, it is not late but He hasn’t told me yet.”