“I prophesied about President Buhari’s victory and even sent words to the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan not to run but he wouldn’t listen. Last year I prophesied that things would get hot as inflation would rise.”
Today, he is stressing the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to empower local producers and manufacturers.
The Spiritual Head of Soul Revival Ministries, Prophet Iyke Uzukwu, however urges Nigerians not to despair as things would get better from March next year. He however stresses the need for the people to be prayerful so that they would not miss out when Nigeria gets to the Promised Land. According to him, there is urgent need for all and sundry to embrace agriculture.
“I prophesied that a lot of looters would return stolen funds, people did not listen. But at a time like this, it is imperative for President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful and encourage local manufacturers and industrialists before banning the importation of essential items. The dollar rate is too high and that is not good for business. The president has a good plan for Nigeria but seems to be doing right things at the wrong time. Joseph in the Bible counseled Pharaoh about impending starvation. Buhari should have make things easy before the dollar rate is raised, in his one year agenda. There should plenty to produce then he can then take the step of banning importation, you don’t ban things not produced in the country.
“He should encourage local manufacturers before banning importation. Electricity is nightmare in Nigeria. If things will normalize, the government should work on electricity. Do you know how many liters of fuel banks and industries burn on daily basis; this is not good for the country. If it is only electricity problem his administration can solve, he should face that. It is not a matter of how big the agenda is.”
Prophet Uzukwu also wants President Buhari to look into the police force, as many of the men and officers are high-handed while doing their job. He noted that the standard practice all over the world is that of a civil police force.
According to him,
“SARS offices across the country have become torture centers where the innocent are intimidated into submission and made to pay their way out to freedom. The officers carry on as if they are above the law just to make more money, people are held perpetually without trials contrary to the stipulation of the constitution that suspects should not stay in detention for more than twenty four hours, people now sell their land and other valuable properties to bail their children and loved ones who are unlucky to be arrested by SARS operatives.
The fiery pastor however urged the federal government to improve on the welfare of policemen and encourage them while carrying out their duty of securing the society because according to him, some of the policemen are really suffering.
“I recently saw a widow of a policeman who died in line of duty. She was suffering untold hardship and she even confessed to me that all the promises made by police authorities during the burial of her late husband are yet to be fulfilled many years after. That is not a good testimony for the police force; government should work on that.
“I want Buhari to be very careful with a bunch of cabals who are trying to run down his government. He should look inside and do the needful before it becomes too late. Cabals are trying to run his government, they are insiders; he should look inwards.
The preacher also cautioned President Buhari against probing the former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan and his wife because noting that such venture would not end well.
“He should concentrate on the war against Boko Haramists. He should leave Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and wife alone. He was not the first president. No one goes to the stream and start bathing from the waist, you start from the head. Any attempt to prosecute the former president would aggravate the tension in Niger Delta. Ninety percent of the nation income comes from Niger Delta, there is need to be careful with them, they are connected to different powerful nations and individuals.
The man of God who prophesied that in the middle of last year that judges would be probed, said that the nation’s judiciary is just bad. “You keep hearing about these corrupt judges; there are cases they have not judged in five years while the innocent are languishing in jail.”
He however criticized the manner and approach with which the judges were arrested saying that due process should have been followed in the attempt to fish out corrupt judicial officers. He attributed the approach to the president’s military background which he said the National Assembly should checkmate.
His words: “The manner of arrest of the judges has to do with the president’s background as a military man. The National Assembly should work on the excesses and ensure due process is followed. But any judge found guilty should face the music.
The fiery pastor while commenting on the administration of Chief Willie Obiano, Anambra State governor said, “I won’t tell you I am satisfied with Obiano’s performance. I see Willy is working on T-shirts, face caps, billboards, cars and buses but we are Anambrarians. You don’t have to advertise to us that you are working. Fashola never advertised his years as a governor of Lagos state but what he did has become a living legacy.
“Willy Obiano should finish the roads initiated by his predecessor. Many roads Willy flagged off are not yet done. His words should be his bond and the one tarred by previous government should be maintained. They are getting bad. The people want to see and feel the impact of his government and not hearing the songs of his performance.
“Obiano is trying for paying workers salaries; he is equally trying in the area of security but things have deteriorated at Upper Iweka area of Onitsha and there is a spill-over effect in Nnewi as people are now robbed in broad day light in Nnewi.
“I want to give Obiano an advice. I have been warning him for the past three years to beware of sycophants. If anyone tells him his office is not vacant, that individual is deceiving him. He should not leave the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). If he ever tries that he should forget reelection. Many problems will still crop up in APGA but he should stay and tackle the problems. Again, he has problems with a lot of politicians. He should go make peace with them, especially Peter Obi, Ifeanyi Ubah and many others. If he makes peace with these ones, there are chances of his second tenure.
“On Victor Umeh – I gave out a prophesy three years ago at Obi Umudim that he is not going anywhere. If he wants to go further in politics he should remember where he started.”
The man of God who prophesied Buhari’s election victory and political crises that will later culminate into Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu problems said emphatically that the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah would one day govern Anambra State.
His words: “That young man (Ubah) has a lot to offer. He is destined to turn things around. He has the capacity and ability to turn things around for the best in Anambra State in just two years. He will turn the state around for the better. If he should listen to the direction of God, he will certainly govern the state. But he should beware and wary of sycophants. He should not forget how the sycophants ran him down in his first aspiration to govern the state. People came to tell him what they are not. He spent heavily on them, yet they did not do anything for him in return to actualize his aspiration.”