Election in Nigeria: ‘Jankara’ Seers, Prophesies for Sale
Barely one month to presidential election in Nigeria, come February 16th ‘prophets’ are reeling out ‘the mind of God’ on how the election will go.
But patronage to some of those prophesies were sought some weeks back. While some of them seem truly spiritual and close to God, some others sound so fake and rent-seeking.
Weeks ago, the catholic priest and the spiritual director, adoration ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, openly advised politicians to support his ministry if they desired favourable prophesies.
In a video clip that went viral, Mbaka deplored the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi, for being stingy and refusing to announce his support for the adoration ministry.
“If you continue like this, you and Atiku will fail”, Mbaka said. Atiku Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the PDP.
It is the season for prophesies. The presidential election is between the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the PDP. Prophets are divided in that line, some giving favourable prophesies to PDP while others to the APC.
Although Mbaka admitted that voting Muhammadu Buhari of the APC would mean more hard time for Nigeria, he endorsed Buhari in his new year message on 31st December cross over night.
He said: “Among all the Presidential aspirants, Buhari stands in best position in winning the presidential election.”
Mbaka said Buhari done well, enumerating the achievements of President Buhari to include the of construction of Enugu- Onitsha expressway and the construction of second Niger bridge.
Vanguard newspaper also quoted Mbaka to have said that the agricultural revolution of the Buhari government is second to none: “what happens in the ministry of agriculture such as massive production of rice is unprecedented in Nigeria agricultural history.
“In all this, we urge Nigerians to vote President Buhari in order to complete his eight years tenure and after which he will hand over to younger candidate.” He said that three years cannot be equated with 16 years in measuring governance.