Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says he doesn’t yet know if there will be elections in 2023.
Speaking during a sermon on Sunday, the general overseer said God is yet to speak to him about the election.
“As I am standing before you, I still don’t know whether there will be an election next year,” he said.
“Don’t say that Pastor Adeboye said there will be no election next year. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying I don’t know yet. I don’t know because my father hasn’t talked to me about it at all.
“The last time we had an election, he spoke to me about it by June the previous year. It’s not late. This is April but he hasn’t told me yet.”
Adeboye, however, urged Christians and Nigerians to take part in the general election.
“You are Nigerians and you were a Nigerian before you became a Christian. You have a duty to your country to register to vote and to make sure that your vote will count,” he said.
“You have a duty to belong to any party of your choice at the very grass root. You can’t sit down, fold your hands, refuse to vote and then begin to complain about the government.
“What were you doing when they were voting?
“They were voting, you sat down at home, you didn’t register. Then all kinds of people came out and selected for you a government, whether at the gubernatorial level, presidential or local government.
They chose for you because you refused to do anything.
“You must register, you must vote, you must sit down there after you have voted and make sure they count the votes and you take note of who they said won. You must make sure that there is no more rigging in Nigeria.”
The cleric added that the worsening insecurity across the country, particularly in Kaduna state, and Nigeria’s rising debt stock are among the issues bothering him.