The General Overseer (G. O.) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has revealed pointers that former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha made an attempt to assassinate him, but ended up dying.
The G. O. of the RCCG, who also revealed he once asked God to kill him, made this revelation Friday night of the just concluded 2016 Holy Ghost Congress of the RCCG themed ‘Complete Restoration’ held at the RCCG’s 3 kilometres by 3 kilometres Redemption Camp, Ogun state, Nigeria.
Pastor Adeboye said, “You will remember those of you, who know the details; Nigeria was living under a siege at a particular time. There was a reign of terror by a military president who wanted to transform to a civilian president”.
“In the process of trying to realize his ambition, his herbalist told him that this plan cannot come to pass because of a certain man who is praying at a place called Camp and that unless you remove that man your plan won’t work,” he added.
The G. O. continued his narration saying that, “And so information came to me that they are coming for me and in those days when they come for you that is the end of the story”.
“As an ordinary human being when I heard that I was troubled. I didn’t tell my wife but I stepped out for my prayer walk but it wasn’t an ordinary prayer walk that day”.
“We all know how the case ended. On Tuesday, he died and Nigerians shouted happy New Year,” Pastor Adeboye said.
Although the cleric did not exactly mention the name of the former Head of State he was referring to, both forensic and political analysts have said he was referring to late General Sani Abacha.
The analysts have said the only former Head of State closed to the description of Pastor Adeboye who made frantic efforts to retain leadership of the nation Nigeria to become a civilian president at the dawn of democracy, was late Sani Abacha.
Sani Abacha, whose death news broke on a Tuesday morning in 1998 with jubilations at every quarter of the country, was a Nigerian former Head of State who many, both local and foreign political experts adjudged a terror.
Abacha was reported to have assassinated anyone who opposed him. Those who opposed him were reported to have survived only out of some divine intervention.
Pastor Adeboye said, “When you read 2 Chronicles 20:1-25, you will see the example of victory without a fight in the life of Jehoshaphat”. He said ‘victory without a fight’ is what the bible, the holy book for Christians, refers to when it said in Romans 8:37 that “…we are more than conquerors,” inferring it was by divine intervention he survived the scare of late General Sani Abacha.
The one week long Holy Ghost Congress, which began on Monday, December 5 and ended Saturday, December 10 2016, was a gathering of millions of worshipers from all over the world.
The Congress was well attended by top government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Oludolapo; Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle; Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and his wife Olukemi; Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole and the Chief Judge of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Also present at the Congress were anointed men of God including Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Pastor John Watson, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, and Pastor Stephen Rathod.