Popular cleric and spiritual leader of the Christ Deliverance Ministries Inc. (CDM) Lagos, His Grace, Prophet Ekong Ituen, has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will be re-elected in 2019 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The seer, who had predicted some national events correctly in the past, in this impromptu chat with Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, also made some other political predictions as regards the next general election. excerpts.
You have predicted election results in the past with some degree of accuracy. What do you see happening in 2019 in the presidential race?
Let me start by telling Nigerians that election result will spring surprises but in my revelation, it has been established that President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) will win 2019 presidential election. You may not like him but that is the truth. I therefore urge the religious leaders in the country to refrain themselves from making inflammatory utterances that promotes conflicts and disunity because God gives power to whoever He pleases.
But many are saying President Buhari has nothing to offer again if elected for a second term. Do you agree with this?
The second coming of President Buhari on the platform of APC will be traumatic for looters, as he is going to be ruthless in fighting corruption. He will also revisit the issue of power infrastructure because of the inefficiency in that sector that has hindered the expected economic growth. Furthermore, I foresee heads rolling in the power sector, as Buhari will look into the fraudulent way privatization process was carried out, some licenses might be revoked. In furtherance to my earlier prediction, former President Olusegun Obansanjo should be prayerful, he may go back to jail before he dies.
Do you belong to any political party?
No, absolutely no. I am very neutral and a spiritual father to all. I am a messenger who conveys message from God to humanity and Nations. A true Prophet should not be seen as being partisan. I advise our leaders to see prophecy as a warning and a clue to the plan of God which can be prevented if the right steps are taken. Prophecy should not be seen as hatred or criticism but as part of intelligence reports because even in the bible God used Prophets to warn leaders of impending crises and defeat.
What do you have to tell politicians across the country as the election draws nearer?
The politicians should not consider politics as a do-or-die affair because whatever anyone becomes in life is exclusively in the hands of God. I urge them not to overheat the polity on account of their desperation to get elected. Similarly, Nigerians should take note that the following governorship candidates will win in their respective states; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State and Nsima Ekere of Akwa Ibom State.
Let it be on record that though Adebayo Adelabu of Oyo State will win his first term in office, I am led by the spirit of the living God to inform him that he may find it difficult to make it for second term. In another development, Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Samuel Ortom of Benue State need fervent prayers to avert impending defeat. It should be noted that the second term ambition of the incumbent governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, is very dicey.
The political crisis in your home state is worrisome. Your take on this.
I want to simply appeal to the gladiators in that state by repeating what I have said before. This is a warning from God to all those seeking power and position in 2019. They should not see the next general election as a do-or-die affair because whatever anyone becomes in life is exclusively in the hands of God. I urge them not to overheat the polity on account of their desperation to get elected.
Let me also add without fear that to the best of my knowledge, that Senator Godswill Akapbio is a natural giver, an ardent advocate to the poor. I am impressed by the veracity of his generosity. It must be noted, that one of the cardinal attributes of our Lord Jesus Christ is love, which Senator Akpabio has demonstrated. It is my prayer that, others should emulate him because God takes pleasure on those who practises love and kindness.