In The Next Six Months, People May Stone Buhari; GEJ Is Politically Naive – Apostle Johnson Suleman
In an interview with Punch Newspaper, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, who prophesied that many politicians who lost in the last election would win, speaks on why some of his prophecies didn’t come to pass.
(Pls Read the most disturbing part of the chat below:)
So will Nigeria get the change it needs in Buhari?
Let me say this to you. In the next six months, people may stone Buhari. The reason I’m saying this is because the expectation is too high. Nigerians expect Buhari to put gold on their tables. Two, the large chunk of followership Buhari has are youths and young people and they are impatient. Young people don’t believe in progressive change, they want change. When they say change, they see a new picture. And Buhari has been talking from the two sides of the mouth. During campaign, he told us Boko Haram would be a thing of the past. Now, you are President-elect, you are saying people shouldn’t expect a miracle. Are you a pastor? If I wanted a miracle worker, won’t I bring a Mallam or a miracle worker? When you were being voted for, we were not voting for a pastor, so don’t tell us about miracles. Like I said, Jonathan will be seen as a hero very soon because that’s the Nigerian story. Anybody who they feel is not doing well, get him out. The next few minutes, they miss this person. If by September, there is still a blink in power, people will start abusing Buhari. You said you were going to do this. Two, who are Buhari’s footmen, the large chunk are ex-PDP people and of course you know, many are still defecting. Nigerian politicians are the most shameless people (I know); they can’t bear hunger. They are defecting now to lobby for offices. If you should check the people around the man, it gives you an idea of where the man is heading. If you check the agenda, listen to their campaign, it wasn’t about issues, it was about personality. Change this man! And I wanted us to talk about what the issues are, brainstorm to make things better. I heard he had a five-hour meeting behind closed doors with President Jonathan. He has now seen the reality of how deep the issues are and it has now dawned on him that the man sitting there was actually managing to survive. That is one thing about leadership. When the ball is passed to you, you realise it’s deeper than you think. So I do not see change in Nigeria. The only change I see is we have a breath of fresh air, a new government. To say there will be instant change in Nigeria, I doubt. We are praying as Christians and believers. It doesn’t matter what the enemy is trying to do in Nigeria, as believers, we know that the will of God will be done.
Former Governor Sylva, Standing Trial Over Money Laundering Charges Heads Buhari’s Transition Team
The Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, will represent the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari in the inauguration committee to usher in the new government on May 29.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has formally instituted criminal charges against former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, for laundering close to N5 billion of funds belonging to Bayelsa state.
He will co-chair the committee with Anyim Pius Anyim, secretary to the government of the federation, who is representing the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Sylva who succeeded Jonathan as governor of Bayelsa State in 2007 is currently standing trial over allegations of corruption.
He is widely reported as a major financier of the Muhammadu Buhari campaign, and a leading APC member in Bayelsa who funded the purchase of Buhari’s Presidential form.
Buhari widely feared for his anti-corruption has now made the former governor to head his inauguration committee, a move a political analyst tells NewsWireNGR questions Nigeria’s President-elect commitment to the war against corruption.
Felix Nwankwo,”I have heard that Sylva is heading the President’s-elect team, it goes to tell the fears we’ve always had, how Buhari seeks to fight corruption will men like that backing him will be tough.”
“Most of those that have defected to the APC are doing so for fear of Prosecution and the first ever appointment by Buhari is electing a man with questions to answer while he governed his state”? Nwwankwo stated.
Sylva defected from the PDP and was one of the founding leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but his party chairmanship bid last year was stalled partly because of his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
On Thursday, the presidential inauguration planning committee announced a one-week programme of activities leading to the inauguration of Buhari.
At a joint press briefing by Anyim and Sylva, they revealed that the week-long programme will include Jumaat prayers, inter-denominational ?church service, inauguration dinner, ?swearing-in ceremony?, lunch immediately after the swearing-in and a gala night? on May 29.
Anyim said ?there are two parallel committees: the transition committee and inauguration committee.
GOVERNOR DICKSON VISITS FAMILY OF LATE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ADVOCATE, ORONTO DOUGLAS, SAYS HE LIVED A LIFE OF SERVICE
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, accompanied by the Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, Senators-elect Ben Murray Bruce, Evangelist Foster Ogola and other senior citizens of the state, visited the family of environmental and human rights activist, Late Oronto Douglas in Abuja.
In his remarks during the visit, Governor Dickson, who extolled the enviable disposition of the deceased, explained that, he would have visited the family much earlier, but for the April 11 and the later rescheduled House of Assembly polls in the State last Saturday.
The Bayelsa Chief Executive, noted that, Late Oronto Douglas was during his brief, but eventful sojourn on earth, a dogged fighter, an enviromental activist of international repute and a firm believer and notable architect of the Ijaw struggle.
According him, the deceased lived a life of service and remained a committed and passionate advocate of issues related to the cleanliness, safety and the overall protection of the environment, especially in the Niger Delta right up to his last moments on earth, stressing that, even though, he died at the age of 49, he was an accomplished personality.
“Oronto lived a life of service and he was very committed and passionate about the issues of the environment. It is sad to note that, he died at the age of 49, but he was accomplished. He lived a fulfilled life and he left a legacy of service to humanity.
While praying God to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, he pointed out that, Bayelsa and Nigeria have lost a great son and a very good man, inview of his outstanding contributions to the development of the State and Country at various times.
“We pray that the family he left behind will have the fortitude to bear this great loss. Bayelsa has lost a great son and indeed, Nigeria as a whole has lost has a lost a very good man given his outstanding contributions to the development of this country.”