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Nigerian politics and prophetic dreams (4)
WHAT I have endeavoured to spew so far is that we need political leaders who need to hearken to the prophetic messages of our genuine seers – as King David, for instance, listened to (and obeyed) those of Israel’s prophets time after time. Prophet Olabayo, the Primate of the Evangelical Church of Yaweh, has over the years proved himself to be more than a worthy seer of our time and clime whose prophecies need our serious attention. The words contained in the prophecies of this foremost prophet of our generation, as I tried to reveal last Monday, amaze us in their distinct truthfulness and audacious accuracy. His prophetic lips are not the ordinary man’s and they don’t ordinarily attract us: they are spiritually and mystically extrasensory lips which are constantly moist with the extraordinary beauty of potent words given to the Primate divinely from the summit of Mount Taborah. And do you remember that his prediction regarding the mayhems that would happen in Oyo (Ibadan) and Plateau (Jos) have recently come to pass? Of course, because he is human, the Primate would have his frailties which might manifest in his attempts on some occasions to delete specificities and exactitudes from his predictions. Thus you would find him on a number of occasions updating and refining his predictions. If you had read and studied several of his past predictions you would be in a good position to decipher doubtlessly this aspect or characteristic of the Primate’s predictions.
In the Sunday Sun, August 15, 2010 (page 8) prediction which I quoted from last Monday, you would perceive that the seer was not certainly definite on President Jonathan’s fate if he came out, as he has since done, to announce his candidacy for the approaching 2011 Presidential election. But since the time he lipped the prediction, he has modified it by giving it more flesh, more potency and more certainty. Remember his recent dream and reverie in which he saw dark horses galloping in some inexpressible aura of depth and mystery into the darkness that is our land? The Primate is a reiterater and modifier of an inelegant state of reverie conveying the dark spell looming and lurking as we tragically amble towards our 2011 democratic motion. And as we await our destiny, the Primate’s moment of mystery, his moment of trance, is waiting to be ensouled with the larger vision which shall reveal that our leaders’ ambitions and greed at the end of the day shall unstoppably and inexorably lead us to our foreordained destination. And all our political myopes shall pay the inevitable prize of their reactionary myopia when the hunter’s moon is in bloom. No marabout, ifa priest or fake prophet will redeem them.
Thus to answer squarely some of the questions I have been asking since I began this enterprise: Primate Olabayo’s political creed, doctrine and convictions are in line with his prophetic mission and assignment for our Nigerian Commonwealth. He urges our blind and deaf power politicians and leaders to be enlightened in their leadership styles; he urges them to understand that they cannot annihilate or prevent the works of destiny, no matter what they do or do not do; he urges them to understand that those who rule are guardians of the people who need to be properly guided to benefit from their political, economic and social struggle.
Guardians/Leaders who fail the people and the nation must forfeit their privilege as guardians or as leaders, as General Abacha, for instance, forfeited his to his foreordained death. In other words, leaders who are bereft of priestly attitudes, whose policies and convictions do not inspire their followers are at best betrayers of their people’s and country’s destinies. At the appointed time they shall meet their ruin; and from the ashes of their ruin Nigeria shall taste victory anew. Naturally , because they are greedy and selfish, the power politicians and leaders will willfully not loosen their grip on power. They ignominiously forget, to borrow the words of Manly P. Hall, that “All things created by men are mortal and destructible, but the way destined by heaven is immortal and indestructible”.
One Nigerian leader who understood the thoughts contained in this quotation so well was Chief Obafemi Awolowo. He understood perfectly the doctrine of Universal Enlightenment which is a natural and potent end which helps to reward the social struggle of a leader’s followers. Unfortunately, he was monstrously denied the prime position of our country. Another Nigerian leader who deserves to be mentioned is Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto and first Premier of Northern Nigeria. He endeavoured to lead his people progressively, as best as he could, along the “modern life-way”. Yet another great Nigerian to be remembered here in this vein is Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, the much envied and much conspired-against (in life and even in death) first Nigerian Minister of Finance, who was a great champion of minorities. From a distinguished Niger Delta minority ethnic group, he was a first-rate defender of minority rights and interests. His spheres of influence were vast, and he used them progressively and as best as he could in accordance with his destiny and along with those of Niger Delta minorities in particular. But the difference between Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello and Festus Okotie-Eboh could be seen thus: the first mentioned, unlike the latter political personages, was clearly almost a divine being and leader whose vision was elaborate and expansive. But all of them, despite what they were respectively denied, and the betrayals they suffered, will remain perpetually honoured in the consciousness and minds of their followers. And their lives must teach us that all things always work together to fulfil our destinies – foretold or un-foretold.
But I wish to suspend this enterprise by quoting a text message from a regular follower of this column. His name is Henry Agbebire. Here is his text message of a delightful, spicy quality: “Good morning, Sir. Read your column last night. I quite like the part 3 of “Nigerian Politics and Prophetic Dreams”. I have never followed Primate Olabayo’s Prophecies on Nigeria because of the acerbic remarks and criticisms they have often generated from politicians, the press and myriad religious sects. But I think, given the accuracy you presented about his predictions, we should at least heed his current prophecies to save Nigeria. Like a profound seer, you have constantly spoken unblemished truth and left us with cautionary messages. Please never surrender in your love for this country. I believe soon, and very soon, we shall be directed justly from the horrendous labyrinth of perdition” (Tuesday, 26-October-2010. 05:54:10am).
Henry, we are together. The superb day will soon be ushered into our lives. In my earlier reveries here, dark kites and jackals were heraldic devices. In Primate Olabayo’s dreams and trances they are dark horses. All there are, all that will be or that will not be, we entrust to indestructible destiny. May they all work together for the fulfillment of our country’s greater and mightier good.
Security and peace profound! So mote it be!