By OKECHUKWU PEACE
It is barely 24 hours to the highly-anticipated Nigerian general elections that has been described as a keenly contested battle between two giants yet a winner won’t emerge until after the last vote has been counted.
In another 48 hours, a winner is expected to be declared by the Prof. Attahiru Jega led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The tension leading up to the big day has come with a lot of drama and uncertainty from different corners.
Blessed with the gift of foresight, top Nigerian seers have gone ahead to predict the eventual winners.
Expressng rounds up predictions by some of Nigeria’s leading clergymen including Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Prophet T.B Joshua and Primate Peter Ayodele among others.
*Pastor Enoch Adeboye
As the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye is perhaps, the most influential clergyman in Nigerian. His 2015 New Year Day statement on the election was very guarded.
“Unfortunately, because it is election year, I can’t tell you all that God told me about Nigeria. But I will tell you this: by the end of the year, many will say ‘all is well that ends well.’”
*Prophet T.B Joshua
His Ikotun-Egbe Lagos is Mecca for Christian pilgrims from across West Africa and beyond. Prophet T.B Joshua is perhaps the most popular Prophet in Nigeria and he revealed his mind in a recent interview.
“Elections will not happen in some states because of the frequent attacks. This could affect between three to four states. The states would be a no-go area due to violence and elections would not take place in those states unless we move closer to God. We must intensify our prayers. This is what God has showed me and you can imagine what would happen if elections don’t hold in those states. It would have great implication for our democracy.”
*Prophet Joshua Iginla
The General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla, is one of the most popular men of God in Abuja. He describes the election as a ‘battle between the lion and the tiger.”
“No matter how powerful or well-organized 2015 election is, it will be faulted. I am not a politician nor belong to any political party, I am just speaking God’s mind. The person sitting on the seat might not be perfect, but he will retain the seat. It’s not guess-work. Howbeit, it will be a battle between the lion and the tiger…Shortly after the election, especially on the night of the election, there will be great vandalisation. I see cars being burnt, lives killed.”
*Primate Peter Ayodele
Primate Ayodele is known for his widely-controversial prophecies. The popular founder of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church went as far as recommending a 14 days prayer for President Goodluck Jonathan to have a ‘peaceful elections.’
“This year’s election will throw up a lot of issues. President Goodluck Jonathan will do everything to win a second term, however, he needs 14 days prayer to have a peaceful reign to enable him complete a second term. Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega will be confused during the polls. There will be several gimmicks to cajole the INEC to rig the election. E-voting will not work. There will be ballot box snatching and stuffing during the election.”
Apostle John Suleiman
He is the founder of Auchi, Delta State-based Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide. Apostle John Suleiman is one of the most respected Prophets in Nigeria and he had so much to say about the election in a his yearly prophecies released at the beginning of the year.
*I see president Goodluck Jonathan coming back but troubles.
*El Rufai should go and sit down. For abusing Jesus, he will not win Kaduna election.
*Aminu Tambuwal, I saw him leading Sokoto State.
*2015 presidential election will be rigged, marred in violence and end up in court case.
*Thank you Jesus! Finally a Christian is now the governor of Lagos state.
*Rochas Okorocha; I saw him moving to PDP.
*Contrary to most prophecies, Nigeria will not break up.
*I saw governor Amosun return.
*APC Rivers State needs to do grass root campaign because I saw the election been rigged for PDP. Prayers are needed because of so much bloodshed.
*I saw a man win Governorship but not allowed to govern.
*I saw attention in Delta state moved to Agbor.
*I saw people who resigned as ministers to contest election return back as Federal ministers.
*Let’s pray against military intervention and interim government.
*President election inconclusive, yet Jonathan declared winner. APC Pray!
*I don’t see Buhari with credentials to vie for president.
*With the level of bloodshed I saw, it was better Goodluck goes now to his village quietly.
*2015 election is another June 12. The man who truly won will not govern or rule.