AGOS — GENERAL Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned those who will be seeking political office in 2011 general elections with the aim to entrench corruption, to drop the idea, saying God would frustrate anyone who may be contesting to embezzle public funds.
He said any politician seeking political office to steal public funds to enrich himself must be frustrated by God through one way or the other, but assured those with genuine interest to serve the people of God’s favour, support and protection.
Adeboye, who spoke with newsmen through his Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, after a special prayer session for the political sector, yesterday, at the church’s headquarters, Ebute- Metta, Lagos urged politicians to seek the face of God for the success of the forthcoming elections.
According to him, “it is the desire of the General Overseer that the glory of Nigeria be restored, that is why we are bringing political actors so that we can pray together for the good of this country, because when we pray alone, is not enough.”
The Man of God said their mandate was not only to preach the gospel but to sensitise the people to carry out their civic responsibilities.
Responding, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State said the prayer session signified that the spiritual role of the church to continue to pray for good governance in this nation was being fulfilled in our life time. According to him, “God created Nigeria to be great and with true leadership and when we get our elections right, this country will be truly great.”
“During the voter registration, G.O advised the people to go and register and to vote for the candidates of their choice. For us in the Redeem, it is our mandate not only to preach the gospel, but to sensitise the people to carry out their civic responsibilities. We pray that by the grace of God, there would not be no problems during the elections...
While commending Pastor Adeboye for his spiritual leadership, and the pastorate for putting the programme together, he called on the clergyman and other anointed men of God to continue to pray for Nigeria.