The General Overseer of Household of God Church, Lagos, Rev. Chris Okotie, on Sunday said former President Goodluck Jonathan wouldn’t have contested the 2015 presidential election in which he lost, had he not been misled by what he called Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s “false” prophecy.
He said that the former president had initially made up his mind not to seek re-election but that Oritsejafor, who is the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, “deceived” him with tales of victory as prophesied unto him by God.
Okotie, who said this while delivering a sermon in his church on Sunday in Lagos, said, “Pastor Oritsejafor deceived Jonathan with a false prophecy from God that he (Jonathan) would win the election convincingly”.
He said, “The man (Jonathan) became convinced to contest after Oritsejafor had told him, using CAN’s name, that God had ordained him the winner of the 2015 presidential election”.
The former secular musician turned gospel preacher, claimed that some members of CAN and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria at that time, knew Oritsejafor’s prophecy was false, but were too afraid to speak out.
He said, “They couldn’t speak out because they were scared of being insulted. They were scared of being insulted for saying rubbish. They were scared of being insulted on the pages of newspapers. So, while I continued to write and speak that Jonathan was not the man, those of them who knew the truth in what I was saying chose to keep quiet out of fear.
“I told CAN and PFN that Jonathan was not of God; that whosoever would win would be one that had built a tabernacle in the presence of God.
“I told CAN and PFN that Jonathan did not belong to the House of David and that since he did not belong to the household, his winning would bring more sorrow to Nigeria”.
On President Muhammadu Buhari, Rev. Okotie said that his victory was an act of God, adding that his emergence was also a sign of good things to come.
Quoting from first two verses of the eighth chapter of the Book of Hebrews, Okotie said, “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heavens.
“A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord picked, and not man”.