Nigerians have been enjoined to gird their loins and embark on spiritual exercises to avert imminent danger ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Renowned prophet and Founder, Evangelical Church of Yahweh Worldwide, Primate Theophilus Olabayo, gave the warning in this interview with TUNDE THOMAS, at the headquarters of his church, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.
He said President Buhari would face the toughest challenge of his life in the election year.
What is God telling you about state of the nation?
We are in a very serious situation that requires prayers and fasting. To avert looming crisis, Nigerians should pray and fast between November 1st and 3rd to seek the face of God.
. With prayers all things are possible. We have to pray for peace, unity and progress of our nation as 2019 elections approach. In 1993, I was the first prophet to reveal that the late MKO Abiola would win the election but that he will not be allowed to take over and that in the process there will be problems, which will lead to his death. Also during Yar’adua/Jonathan’s time, I told Nigerians that God revealed to me that Yar’adua would die from his sickness and that Jonathan would become President in spite of stiff opposition that will come from certain quarters. Even during recent elections in Ekiti, and Osun, I told APC that if the party presented Dr. Kayode Fayemi that APC would win the election and it came to pass that when APC fielded Fayemi it won the polls.
I also remember prophesying to the nation long before the last governorship election took place in Anambra state that God revealed to me that Governor Willie Obiano would win the election, and it also came to pass.
Whenever God speaks through His own prophets it must surely come to pass. However it is quite unfortunate the way some people are going about prophesy nowadays.
Look at how some prophets have been talking about Saraki, that he will be President, I just shake my head. What Nigerians don’t know is that some of these politicians, especially when they are looking for certain positions they look for a prophet, and give money to such prophet, and the prophet who has been compromised will now be giving positive prophecy about the man ,saying what God has not said about the man. These prophets will be deceiving Nigerians talking about the man who gave them money as if it is God that asked them to talk about the man.
Saraki’s father was my friend. But Saraki, the current Senate President , God didn’t send me to him. I knew he would not be President contrary to what some prophets have been saying about him that he is the best material for the Presidency.
Before the PDP’s convention where Atiku Abubakar emerged as the PDP Presidential candidate, God revealed to me that Saraki and others are going nowhere, and that it is Atiku tha would clinch the ticket, and I passed the message across, even this I told some members of my congregation. Eventually Atiku Abubakar emerged PDP flag bearer. For God has not told me about Saraki becoming President for now, and I serve a living God who never fails.
We need to pray against series of crises that may plunge this nation into bigger problems.
Nigerians should get this message now. Henceforth, it is no longer going to be business as usual in the nation’s political landscape.
For the coming 2019 general elections, it will be men fighting men, and not boys fighting men because Buhari, and APC would want to use power of incumbency to influence the elections, but Atiku will not agree. They are going to fight each other, and the elections will be inconclusive.
This is why we need to pray for Nigeria. If the election is inconclusive there may be a revolution, and young men will take over the affairs of this country. This is what is going to happen.
Again, we need to tell our leaders, they should stop hate speeches.
God further revealed to me that some of our corrupt leaders will end up in the prison. All their ill-gotten wealth will be taken away from them if this revolution comes. A man of destiny will take over the affairs of this nation. The new regime that will take over will rule between 3-5 years, and after this, there will be restructuring. Under the new regime, we will have Vice Presidents in the nation’s six geo-political zones. Then this will lead to the establishment of a loose federation.
This nation needs to pray very well if we are to avert war. Our leaders and politicians should not lead us to war. People will support Atiku, but we have to tell our leaders that they must stop hate speeches so that the presidential election can be peaceful. We need to pray against crises
upon crises. Let the nation’s politicians know this, Nigeria is not for sale. It is however unfortunate that some men of God have sold out. But God will surely deliver this country. Atiku and Buhari should avoid crises. They should also warn their supporters against hate speeches. We need this country. It is ours, and we must pray for her peace.
You warned about the need for us to avert war….
(Cuts in)…What can stop this war is for us to
stop hate speeches, so that this election will not lead us to crises that will lead to war. Then Nigerians must fast between 1st-3rd of November this year for peace to reign during the 2019 polls.
Let Nigerians pray and fast for the mercy of God over this nation.
Apart from hate speeches, what again can lead to crisis in 2019?
Crisis will come up if the margin of defeat between the winner and loser is not wide in the presidential election .If the margin is not wide, the loser will not accept defeat, and there is going to be problem.
What can the nation do to avert this crisis?
The only solution is prayers, and they should also stop hate speeches. Then whoever loses the election should accept defeat.
For the 2019 elections, the government of the day will attempt to use power of the incumbency, But they are not going to find it easy. There will be resistance.
What about the states, what is likely to happen in there?
There will be crises in many states. Like in Imo state they should warn the governor not to cause commotion in that state. Even in Oyo State, there will be problem. In Lagos state, we need a lot of prayers for the state because enemies will rise against APC. Again some of the nation’s political leaders will die between now and 2019.
God is also going to visit some of these political godfathers holding the nation to ransom. Their cups are already full. Let them know that their time is up. God is taking over from the godfathers.
What do they need all the billions they are amassing for? Is it not madness? What do they want to do with billions of dollars and naira they are amassing? If they don’t repent and change, God is going to deal with them.
All these political assassinations, kidnappings and other vices must stop.
You talk about somebody emerging to take over the country if violence breaks out between the contestants, is this person the nation’s messiah being expected?
If there is violence and crisis upon crisis after the elections, and there is no solution, God will raise up a leader that will come to clear all of them away and restore sanity. This is why these politicians need to be very careful so that the youths will not rise against them if they don’t stop all the nonsense.
In view of these spiritual revelations, what would be your advice to all the key political leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and others ahead of 2019?
They should warn their supporters against hate speech, they should love Nigeria more than themselves. They should not play politics of do-or die. They should also not be greedy. They should show love to one another.
What’s your advice to whoever emerges winner and loser of the 2019 presidential polls?
Any of them that lose should accept defeat. Like I said earlier it should not be a do-or-die affair.
They should put Nigeria first.
What about those who engage in false prophecies?
It is not for me to condemn or judge anybody.
Politicians are now desperate, and they are using money to buy prophets to make positive prophecies about them. It is only God that gives people positions and power. If God has not ordained it to be, thousands of prophets, and their fake prophecies can’t give power, and positions to any individual. The press also has a role to play in checkmating these fake prophets because it is the press that makes some of these fake prophets.
It is the press that builds them up. There are so many people in Nigeria today that are not prophets but they call themselves prophets. These men are not prophets but businessmen. Anybody who says God has spoken or thus says the Lord when God has not spoken surely judgement of God will come down on such men. It is not too good for prophets to be too close to those in power to maintain respect. Look at what is happening between Rev.Fr Mbaka now, and the present administration, he used to be close to APC but things have fallen apart between them.
When President Buhari came into office in 2015, you said he was not Nigeria’s messiah, looking back now, has your opinion about him changed?
Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah. It is not my opinion, it is God that revealed to me that Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah and my prophecy about him has not changed. Buhari is not Nigeria’s messiah. What has he done especially on corruption? Corruption has got worse under Buhari than during Jonathan’s era.
Look at the killings all over the country. It is getting worse. Buhari is an old man. It is good that he is seeking reelection but the fact is that his time is up. Buhari’s time is up.