The popular belief that the voice of a people is the voice of God must not be undermined even as Nigeria faces another democratic test come March 28 and April 11.
Many things have happened in the wake of the electioneering campaign, PVC collection and distribution. Elections dates have been shifted amid controversy, INEC Chairman, Jega has been accused of working for the opposition by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The APC has equally alleged on several occasions that the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan has an agenda to scuttle the nation’s democracy through an interim national government.
Different allegations have been flying around and people at different points are engaged in title-tattle. While some chorus “change” others chorus” continuity”.
However, political analysts are of the view that change is likely to take place in Nigeria despite widely held premonition that Nigeria will split after the violence that will follow the elections.
It’s true that one cannot totally override the popular fear of pre or post-election violence, the reason INEC may have fixed the initial date for February 14 (Valentine day).
However, there will surely be a new Nigeria after every other thing that may likely transpire before, during and after the elections. This thinking has equally been upheld by positive thinkers who believe that the unity and the survival of the country supersede any individual’s ambition.
This to me, is what most of us should believe. Instead of rushing our families to the village out of fear of an impending violence, we ought to establish a firm belief that Nigeria is bigger than our politicians whose interest is to scuttle democracy.
They will cause confusion and move their people out of the country, leaving us to lick our own blood. Our fear should rather become our wisdom so we can stand together against all violent politicians.
The question however is why is there so much tension in the land? Why are we all afraid? Why do we think political gladiators and supporters will resort to violence after results are announced?
The straight answer is that there is fear in the land because God has taken over the leadership of this country. God to me, has heard the cry of many Nigerians who have painfully cried to him for intervention over their several years in bondage in what seems like a political imprisonment.
In this regard, if we accept that God has taken over the leadership of the country, then it’s clear that we cannot have another leader. It then means that a leader has been dethroned by God himself, and when God dethrones a leader, he decides who becomes the next leader.
What then are the signs that a leader has been dethroned by God?
Kneeling or prostrating before a pastor must not be seen as God’s acceptance, as those men of God are mere mortals and must not be mistaken for God.
On several occasions, some Nigerians have called President Goodluck Jonathan, ”the Chosen one” with the notion that who God has chosen, no one should question.
Presidential Spokesman, Doyin Okupe, in defence of the same religious cum political ideology said, “Someone was reported to have said “A new government will be installed on the 29th of May 2015. “Lamentations 3 vs 37 says “Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass when the Lord commandeth it not? ” Isaiah 7 vs 7 says, “Thus sayeth the Lord God, it shall not stand’ neither shall it come to pass”
Doyin is known to have been using the bible to defend Mr. President’s Policies which many have termed obnoxious and unproductive, and had at one time compared Jonathan to Jesus Christ.
The President’s aide said, “People do not understand the burden this President is bearing. He’s like Jesus Christ. He’s bearing the burden of everybody.” Okupe then stated further that, “I can’t see GEJ losing this election. It’s not possible.”
Similarly, in a recent forum, Okupe shouted down his audience, saying that Buhari will never rule Nigeria. He said, ”It will not happen- It will not happen…” (Repeatedly)
In a more relative way, President Jonathan is always very good at blackmailing God through his actions. While his Spokesman, Okupe relies more on profanity to return his boss to power, Jonathan wants to constantly put God to test by visiting different men of God for prayers.
He does this only during election period, believing God can be patronized. He has forgotten the simple but popular biblical injunction that says, ” obey is better than sacrifice.”
Most failed leaders are very quick at telling God and the people that they have done well, meanwhile, they have done nothing for the people and for God.
This is similar to when Saul was rejected as King of Israel. Saul was asked to destroy everything belonging to the Amelekites, but he disobeyed God, claiming that he had done the will of God.
When Samuel, the messenger of God came-calling to deliver God’s message, Saul rushed to conclusion that he had done the will of God. ..” Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the LORD! I have performed the commandment of the LORD.”
Saul was obviously prompted into self-defense because he knew he didn’t do the will of God. This is typical of Jonathan and his aides as they continually term those God is using to sanitize the system as mere whistle blowers, in defense of their actions.
If further references are made with regard to Saul’s encounter with Samuel, one would realize that if he had done what God instructed, he would have been slower to boast of it. His disobedience led to self-defence and self-destruction.
I read about the ten reasons Jonathan must be re-elected as syndicated in the social media. The question people are asking is whether it’s ideal for a leader to tell the citizens what he has done before they acknowledge his efforts?
If Jonathan had followed God’s instructions on how to build the country, there wouldn’t have been whistle blowers like former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and former Head of State, Olusegun Obasanjo would have been the best friend of the government today.
Unfortunately, Jonathan, with his good intention was shielded from people whose real advice and caution would have reshaped his government in preparation for the coming elections. CAN wouldn’t have been given N7bn to mobilize for the President as ”obey is better than sacrifice”.
If Jonathan had walked the walk of the chosen one, no single PDP governor would have left for the opposition today, hence APC and its candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t have been accepted globally to the detriment of Jonathan’s party.
If the PDP candidate had walked on the path of glory and humility, returning to Aso Rock that is currently considered a big task would have been very easy.
God tends to have disserted whom he had chosen to run the country as billions of naira continue to disappear from the nation’s treasuries unaccounted for; this is to further reflect on the conversation between Saul and Samuel; Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?”
And Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.” Then Samuel said to Saul, “Be quiet! And I will tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak on.”
This goes to show that even when Jonathan and his people try everything possible to manipulate the people, by hiding the true state of the nation’s economy, God still hears the groaning and yearning of our depleting economy.
He hears even the cries of millions of people who perpetually smile in darkness following total absence of power supply; hence to obey is a better option than to make sacrifices after a deed. A Popular adage says, ” a deed committed by seven, must be atoned by seven.”
Although, sacrifice appears to be the only option for GEJ to appease God and Nigerians, his deeds can only be atoned by the same seven; I mean he may likely sacrifice his second tenure as a repercussion of his disobedience.
You still need more clarifications on why God chose to dethroned the leadership of Nigeria? Are you so convinced that our dear President has done the will of God and the people of Nigeria? Check again.