* Accuses Oritsejafor of deceiving ex-President Jonathan with ‘false’ election prophesy
One of the most vociferous critics of the immediate-past President Goodluck Jonathan and General Overseer of Household of God Church, Rev. Chris Okotie, yesterday, took a swipe at the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, alleging that Oritsejafor convinced Jonathan with a “false” prophecy which prompted him to contest the last presidential election, which he lost to candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
Delivering a sermon in his Church, at Ikeja, Lagos, Okotie, said ex-President Jonathan had initially made up his mind not to throw his hat into the ring for the election, but Oritsejafor “deceived” him with tales of victory as prophesied unto him by God.
He said: “Pastor Oritsejafor deceived Jonathan with a false prophecy from God that he (Jonathan) would win the election convincingly. 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.”
Okotie noted that some members of CAN and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria at that time knew Oritsejafor’s prophecy was false, but were scared to speak out.
His words: “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.”
Okotie said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory was an act of God, adding that his emergence was a sign of good things to come.
Quoting Hebrews 8:1-2, 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.”