Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has expressed fear that there may be no election in 2019 as Nigeria may cease to exist due to incessant killings under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the 2018 Holy Ghost service of May that was themed “Stronger Than Your Enemies 5”, Adeboye said no one would go out to vote in 2019 when the government cannot guarantee their safety.
Adeboye equally decried the incident on April 24, at the Makurdi Catholic Diocese, where 19 worshippers were killed, including Reverend Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a morning mass.
The RCCG General Overseer said no father would lose 19 children in one day and be quiet regardless of their denomination.
Relating the conversation between he and his wife when the worshippers were killed in Benue, Adeboye told a mammoth crowd that: “I said there is no father who would lose 19 children in a day that will be quiet. She [his wife] said what do you mean, because she hadn’t heard the news that in a church, somebody went in and shot 19 people.
“It doesn’t matter the denomination…by the special grace of God, all Christians in Nigeria call me daddy. So when any of them dies, it’s my son or daughter that is dead,” he said.
Adeboye continued: “I am going to ask you [the congregation] to join me in prayer, because unless these killings stop, and stop immediately, even Nigeria may not live. I am not talking about individuals now, I am talking about Nigeria itself…a bishop asked me not too long ago, ‘Daddy, has God told you who win the next election?’
“I said, Sir, I am not even sure yet there will be an election. Because unless these killings stop there may be no elections next year. ‘Are you prophesying , Daddy?’ No, no! I am not prophesying. I am just reasoning. Because nobody will want to go out to vote if they are not sure they will be able to return home safely,” he explained.
The RCCG G.O added that, “A nation may survive a civil war, but no nation can survive a religious war and remain the same. That Nigeria may live, these killings must stop.
“So all of you who love Nigeria, I want you to rise on your feet, and cry to God with all your heart, and say: Father, let the killings stop. That Nigeria may live, please God let the killings stop.”