7th December, 2010
As Nigerians prepare to go to poll next year, a call has gone out to the populace toÂ seek the face of God for His candidate rather than manâ€™s.
Pastor Johnson T. Kalejaye, a regional evangelist in The Redeemed Christian ChurchÂ of God, made the call at this year’s Let Somebody Shout Halleluyah, an annualÂ thanksgiving service organised by Milk and Honey parish, a hamlet of RCGG underÂ Lagos Province 8.
TheÂ preacher said Nigerians shouldÂ pray for Godâ€™s choice to lead the country comeÂ May 2011 rather than manâ€™s choice or a consensus candidate.
He went further to say â€œno matter where Godâ€™s choice comes from, no matter hisÂ limitation or disability, he will perform very well.â€ He gave a scriptural exampleÂ of when God chose David to lead the Israelites, addingÂ that Nigerians enjoyedÂ electricity last when the parastatal controlling it was known as ElectricityÂ Corporation of Nigeria, ECN.
â€œThe moment the government changed its name from ECN to National Electric PowerÂ Authority, NEPA, then to NEP Plc and now Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, itÂ has been one problem or the other. This is because we had refused to allow God toÂ choose our leader for us.â€
Let Somebody Shout Halleluyah is an annual programme of The Redeemed ChristianÂ Church of God, Milk and Honey Parish, Mende, Maryland. Pastor Wale Adeduro, theÂ pastor in charge of Milk and Honey zone said the theme for this year is â€˜PerfectingÂ Praise.â€™