About two weeks after the fiery Enugu Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, stirred the hornet’s nest by predicting doom for the nation should President Goodluck Jonathan win the February 14 presidential election, another Enugu-based Prophet, Anthony Nwoko, on Monday foreclosed the possibility of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, winning the election.
Nwoko who had in 1993 prophesied the end of the military regime of former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), however added a new dimension to the entire political scenario predicting that President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party will also not be president after next month’s election.
The prophet who had had a running battle with the authorities of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) over the church’s headship however refused to divulge what would become of the nation if either of the two leading presidential candidates “would not be president by May 29, noting that God will give the nation a new direction.
Prophet Nwoko who had also in 1998 prophesied that late Gen. Sani Abacha, would leave government of Nigeria in a mysterious way, briefed journalists in Enugu yesterday on the state of the nation, lamenting that the nation was turning very ungodly.
“I had told Babangida in 1993 to leave office and it happened and in 1998, I prophesied that Abacha would leave office mysteriously, and you saw what happened,” he said.
Speaking on the current Jonathan presidency and the prospects of his reelection, Nwoko said: “In 2010, I told Nigerians that they should not expect much or any miracle from Jonathan. Now, in this coming election, Jonathan will only serve as John the Baptist and Buhari has not got any heavenly crown to rule and he will not rule this country because he hasn’t got that crown.
“Don’t take my prophesies for granted because I had also told Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar(rtd) not to make Olusegun Obasanjo president and I had also warned Obasanjo not to make late Umaru Yar’Adua president and my advice was not heeded and you saw what happened,” he noted.
On what would happen since he has prophesied that the two leading presidential candidates would not be president after February elections, the 64-year-old prophet hesitated, saying: “I can see the glory of Nigeria in the Southeast and I don’t agree with Wole Soyinka that Jonathan is Nebucadnezar, Jonathan is a forerunner to the glory of God.”
Responding to Mbaka’s New Year message, the prophet said he was not condemning the priest but “I want to tell him that I can see the glory of God in the South,” an ominous projection that showed no definite direction for the country in the event that either of the two giants becomes president as he has prophesied.
The prophet who claimed to have hailed from Umuahia, Abia State, but had not stepped into the city in the past 45 years, and remains unmarried at 64, said the nation still has a glorious future which would materialise only when the righteous is allowed to preside over the affairs of the nation.
“All these crises in the country are the products of ungodliness. We have allowed evil to thrive so much in Nigeria and God has given the leaders ample opportunities to retrace their steps but now, He has decided to change things by Himself.“
Before the eyes of ordinary people, either Jonathan or Buhari will win the election but in the eyes of God, none of them will preside over the country’s affairs after this election,” he said.