The prophecy of a popular Abuja-based pastor has been remembered, following the ongoing unrest and incessant confusion in the country. The 6-month old prophecy was made by the general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleiman on April 25, this year. The prophecy was on the seeming wide ranged acceptance of President Muhammadu Buhari with his “change” mantra in the country at that time, which on face value, is turning sour today.
The Apostle had prophesied that the same Nigerians chanting “change” today may be same ones to shout “crucify them” at the president and his administration by the time things do not go according to their vicious expectations. However, time passed and it seemed that he was just being hateful and antagonistic of the impending “change” that was coming.
According to the prophecy, he said:
“Let me say this to you. In the next six months, people may stone Buhari. The reason I’m saying this is because the expectation is too high. Nigerians expect Buhari to put gold on their tables. Two, the large chunk of followership Buhari has are youths and young people and they are impatient. Young people don’t believe in progressive change, they want change. When they say change, they see a new picture. And Buhari has been talking from the two sides of the mouth.”
But today, with the feel from the internet, social media and even the tabloids, that prophesy may yet come to pass as Nigerians have already begun to criticize the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
This administration never seemed to click the right note in the hearts of Nigerians. Within weeks of assuming his office as president, PMB acquired the nickname “Baba Go Slow” for his presumed sluggishness in forming his cabinet. And then when the appointments started coming in trickles, they are labelled “lopsided” because it was seen to favor the North at the expense of other parts of the country. The country has been facing a lot of hard times with things not haven improved from what they used to be, instead things seem to deteriorate even more. A perfect example would be the scourging effect of the fuel scarcity which has gone on with no end in sight for days now, thus, bestowing on hapless citizens the harsh reality of the “change” they voted for.
The insurgency in the north-east of the country, the Chibok girls, who are yet to be found, political tensions, plus the epileptic power supply, are few examples to show that things seem to have gone out of control in the country. And yet the frequent foreign trips of Mr. President, who has spent at least 40 days in his 181 days in office in other countries, gives the citizens the impression that he cares less about what is going on at the home front.
Until now, the people of Nigeria had not stoned their leader as the prophecy said. But could the prophesy be about literal stones or “verbal” stones as the President is already experiencing? only time will surely tell.