Three years after predicting the defeat of Goodluck Jonathan, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Enugu-based Adoration Ministry, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to forget a second term or suffer humiliation.
Speaking before thousands of worshippers in a New Year message on Monday morning, he said Buhari would be disgraced if he tried a second shot at the presidency.
He famously predicted former President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat in the 2015 election.
He said Nigerians could look to rescue this year, noting heaven demanded Buhari “to change all those holding and caging him in captivity.”
He said the president’s “change mantra” had been hijacked and cannibalised.
“God said you are toying with the privilege given to you; there is no time; Nigerians are dying in your hand; people are not happy with your system. Change or you will be changed; God said that Buhari is in trouble; Buhari is hypnotized; Buhari is in a horrible bondage; Buhari’s mantra has been cannibalized,” according to a transcript of Mbaka’s speech.
“Unless President Buhari quickly and strategically, positions the right people and changes the former ones he inaugurated by him, the wind of change that he himself inaugurated will blow him away shamefully.”
In the transcript, riddled with repeated phrases seemingly characteristic of pulpit talk, he said Buhari’s pattern of battling corruption was “not just archaic, barbaric but is witch-hunting, terribly selective.”
“So, Mr. President, as I was waiting on the Lord, I’m asked to advise you, don’t come out for 2nd tenure, after this, retire, peacefully. Mr. President you are the cause of your own problem. God gave you an adviser, a wonderful mentor, a visionist, a matriarch, in the person of your wife, Aisha, but you don’t want to listen to her, that woman is heartbroken, because she understood that you are not yourself. Come back to yourself or you will cry by the time you will be sent out of office. So, those who are encouraging you to come out and run again, they want to disgrace you shamefully and publicly.”