The Social Democratic Party (SDP’s) presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has charged the men of God in Nigeria to pray for God to reveal the next president in Nigeria in 2023 instead of predicting who the person will be.
He gave the advice yesterday during the handover ceremony of the Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja, where its immediated past president, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, handed over the reigns of power to his successor, Most Reverend Daniel Okoh.
Adebayo said God would defeat the carnal expectations of people in the coming 2023 presidential elections, even as he stressed that the person, who would save the country is not the person that Nigerians are currently focusing on.
According to the prince of Ondo Kingdom, “The clerics are called the instrument of God because they devote their entire life to the service of God, and nothing will make them to become the instrument of men. The church will only be the instrument of God and can never to be used by those who are playing politics. The clerics will only serve God, whose wills alone prevails. In terms of crisis, carnal expectations are not where the solutions lie. When the armies of the Israelites were facing Goliath, fom their experience and expectaion, they were hoping that it was one of the generals that would save Israel, but God had a better plan. God brought out an unexpected David, who was not regarded, and who was not part of the army to save Isreal. The person that will save the Christain community and save Nigeria is not the person we are expecting. It is the person that God will reveal to us in our prayers. We should pray and not predict, and we should let God take control.”
Some of the dignitories that attended the event included the presidential candidate of the LabourPeter (LP), Mr. Peter Obi; the Delta State Governor and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the Benue State Governor, Samuel Otorm, among others.