As Jonathan vows to end insurgency in Nigeria
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has, at the wee hours of Saturday, prayed for the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor (Professor) Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and other candidates.
The candidates, about 13 of them from various political parties, were prayed for at the Redemption Camp, Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, during the February Holy Ghost Service.
While making sure that the people who came out were actually candidates for the coming elections, Adeboye, fondly called Daddy GO, invited them to kneel down before the altar and asked the mammoth congregation to pray for them.
The APC’s Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Osinbajo, who is a provincial pastor in the mission, was the first to match forward to the altar with a rowsy applause from the congregation, while he was closely followed behind by the wife of former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Daddy Adeboye, thereafter, asked the congregation to rise up, stretch their hands towards them and pray for the candidates that God’s perfect will concerning their lives be done.
The man of God, after about a minute prayer from the congregation, capped the prayer session by declaring thus: “God Almighty, we want to thank you for you know the end from the beginning. You know your plans for these your children, Father bring it to pass in Jesus’ Name. Let your perfect will be done in their lives in Jesus’ Name.”
This particular month, my Father and my God, I pray you will look down from Heaven and grant their heart desires in Jesus’ Name. And when you have done it, take all the glory in Jesus’ Name. In Jesus Mighty Name we have prayed,” the septuagenarian cleric ended the prayer with a resounding “Amen” from the congregation.
It will be recalled that earlier in the programme, Pastor Adeboye had prayed for President Goodluck Jonathan shortly after he was invited to the pulpit to offer a goodwill message.
With tongues already wagging that the revered man of God had a preference for either the APC or the PDP, Adeboye, had once again, proved to the world, as he has consistently told people, that all the candidates, whether from APC or PDP, were all his children.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to end terrorism in the country, saying evil people must not be allowed to reign supreme in the land.
He said this at the February edition of Holy Ghost Night, organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, last Friday.
The February Holy Ghost Night, was tagged, “Peace be Still.”
Immediately he was ushered to the pulpit at about 10:20p.m for a goodwill message to the people of God, President Jonathan, who was clad in arch-color Yoruba agbada, said, “I am not here to campaign as Daddy G.O. won’t allow it on this altar. I am just here to greet and thank you Christians for your prayers for the land and our nation.
“As you all know, the world today is having the challenges of terrorism, and Nigeria is unfortunately one of those countries.
“I am convinced that we are going to stop them. I thank God again for the GO, ministers, workers, the Ondo State governor and elites in Ondo for receiving me. So, thank you all,” he stated.
As the president was about returning to his seat, the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, asked him to return to the pulpit and asked him to kneel down for the congregation to use him as a point of contact for the coming elections to be peaceful before, during and after.
Earlier before he was requested to kneel before the altar, President had stated before the congregation that only God chose whom He wanted, saying “God knows who will win these elections.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, at the wee hours of Saturday, prayed for the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor (Professor) Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and other candidates.
The candidates, about 13 of them from various parties, were prayed for during the vigil.