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Patriots In INEC Tell Me What INEC Boss Eats For Lunch, Perfumes He Wears, What Happened To The Server – Reno Omokri

INEC Boss, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood

By Ike A. Offor

The former Media Aide to the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Reno Omokri has in his latest taunt revealed a lot about the happenings inside INEC. He confidently said that he has been told that there is severe panic within INEC headquarters in Abuja. He also bragged about how much details he receives from patriotic Nigerians inside INEC headquarters.

In his update on his Facebook wall, he had this to say.

Dear Nigerians,

I have been reliably informed by my MOLES within INEC that there is severe PANIC at their Abuja HQ. They are trying to get the company to remove all traces of their connection with INEC. But it is TOO LATE. We already have the EVIDENCE! Let me assure the Chairman of INEC that I know when he arrives at the office. I know which visitors he receives. I know what he has for lunch. I know the colour of his handkerchief. He uses perfume. I know the brand. There are PATRIOTS there who tell me what he plans in his bed chamber!

#IdentityOfCompanyBehindInecServer

Earlier on, The Republican News published what he revealed about the identity of the man and his wife who owns the company that did the job of deleting the server for INEC.

Realted post: https://therepublicannews.net/2019/07/15/meet-the-man-taiwo-who-helped-inec-to-delete-their-server-the-republican-news/

Omokri gave details on how the company did their dirty job for INEC to help them wipe out the server and was later asked by INEC to destroy any trace of their job on their server, which he said was too late because by then they have obtained details of the server.

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Server Saga: Many INEC Staffs Say Results Transmitted To ‘Central Server’ |The Republican News

Pic.14. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

Ebuka Onyeji, Adejumo kabir and Alfred Olufemi

Several officials who said they were deployed as electoral officers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential election said they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through smart card readers.

This they said was done in compliance with the directive given by the commission during a three-day training before the polls.

The 20 officials deployed to various states, who mostly worked as presiding officers, said they were told that there was a “central server in Abuja” where results are collated electronically.

It is not immediately clear on which “central Server” the officials admitted to transmitting results but this has added a new twist to the ongoing confusion trailing INEC’s consistent denial that it used no server for the election.

A manual issued to the electoral officials by INEC for the 2019 election revealed that the “Communicate” icon on the Smart Card Reader should be used to transmit the accreditation data to the central server.

Another handbook for election officials in 2018 was however more précise on how presiding officers should use the card readers for electronic collation and transmission of results.

It said it became necessary to apply technology to transmit data and results from the polling units due to irregularities that take place after the voting process.

“After successfully filling the EC8A result sheet and announcing the result, the presiding officer shall tap the e-collation application on the home screen”, a part of the book read.

Backstory

The runner up in February’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the election tribunal.

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Determining whether the commission operated a central computer database that received election results has become central to the dispute after Mr Abubakar said results obtained from the server proved he won the election with 1.6 million votes to defeat Mr Buhari.

But INEC has strongly denied the claim, saying it neither transmitted results electronically nor saved them on any server. It said such activities were not permitted by the electoral law yet. The commission also accused Mr Abubakar of circulating fake results.

CONTRADICTIONS

Following the controversy over the veracity of INEC’s position on not using a central database, PREMIUM TIMES randomly interviewed about twenty electoral officers who worked in various states during the election.

While most of them admitted to sending the results electronically using the internet enabled smart card readers as directed, the rest said they only sent the number of accredited voters and rejected votes, “to the central server”.

Some of the officials, who requested to speak anonymously for fear of victimisation, said they were instructed to turn in the card readers after sending the results.

“INEC asked us to paste the result sheet and also send them electronically through the card reader,” a serving corps member who worked as an ad-hoc staff at Ido Local Government of Oyo State said.

“The results, as we were told, were sent into a central server in Abuja. The results can’t be more than the accredited voters on the card reader. It will reject it… You can’t submit your card reader without posting the results.”

Gbenga Oladayo, an Assistant Presiding Officer (APO) in Ipetumodu area of Osun State, described INEC’s denial as ‘contrived’.

“They told us there’s a server that automatically records the number of accredited voters, cancelled votes and rejected voters.”

The APO2 for polling unit 023 at Maryland, Kosofe Local government in Lagos corroborated this.

“We did that as we were told during the training. I was shocked when I also saw the news that INEC claims that there is no server.”

‘How we handled results’

An ad-hoc staffer for PU8, Ode Ajibade Ward, Ilorin East Local Government, Ode Ajibade in Kwara State explained how they handled the results as instructed.

“We were instructed, in line with the guidelines, to record the results on form EC8A and paste at the polling unit and also transmit the result via the electronic card readers through the e-collation option, and this was communicated to us during training. The revision was done by ‘RAC TECH’ guys too.

PVCs Card reader
PVC Card Reader

“The challenge we had was bad network. However, we ended up transmitting the results via the electronic card readers when we got to the collation centre. You must send the results before submitting the card readers.”

When asked where the results were transmitted to, he said he believe ”it’s to the central server”.

“Not only were the results sent. Figures regarding accredited voters were also transmitted. I did all these as the PO, and I also had an APO (VP).”

Another ad-hoc staffer for PU10, Ologbenla ward, Ifetedo Local Government, Osun State gave a similar account.

But the Presiding Officer (PO) at PU002, Ward 8, Agege Local Government of Lagos State disputed this.

He said ”they were not directed to do anything with the result”.

Hitches

Others who spoke said they experienced hitches in sending the results to the “central server” due to network challenges.

Ayo Aderibigbe, the P.O for Kware Local government in Sokoto State said during the training, said, “We were told to press the ‘send’ button on the card reader after the voting and the counting has been done.”

“They told us it would automatically get to them. But on Election Day, it was not going through because of the poor network, and after trying for hours, we paid one of the INEC technical officers at the local government, Raphael. He promised to help us upload this to the server when it was less congested,” Mr Aderigbe, a corps member, said.

Another corps member, who was the P.O at PU 022 ward 2 of Jos South local government In Plateau State, had a similar experience.

“I could not sleep that night. The issues most people had was the network. The network was not responding.”

But Collins, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University on election duty at PU008 of Fajuyi hall, Ile-Ife in Osun State said the network was “okay”.

“At exactly 1:40 p.m. that day, we sent the necessary information that should be sent via the card reader. I was shocked by INEC’s denial.”

Conundrum of INEC laws

PREMIUM TIMES saw details of INEC’s budget for the 2019 elections, and the spending plan shows the electoral body collected N1.47 billion from the federal government for servers.

But a spokesperson for the commission, Festus Okoye, told this Newspaper that the budget for servers was made in anticipation that President Buhari would sign the amended Electoral Act to allow electronic transfer of voting results.

PRESIDENTBUHARI PRESIDES OVER VALEDICTORY SESSION: 0B. President Muhammadu Buhari during the valedictory for the Minister held at the Council Chambers State House Wednesday in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 22 2019

This medium reported how Mr Buhari refused to sign the Electoral Bill in letters to the leadership of the National Assembly last December. The president said signing such a bill few months to the general elections could disrupt the process, a position criticized by several Nigerians.

With the foregoing, our reporters further reviewed the duties of the electoral officials as prescribed by the electoral act and guide.

According to the electoral regulations and guidelines for 2019 elections, the presiding officers are duty bound to “transmit the result as prescribed in the Electoral Act”.

Section 65 of the Electoral Act specified how results should be submitted by the presiding officer but did not provide for electronic transmission of results and data.

However, a new section (65A) inserted in the amended electoral act seeks to mandate digital storage and archiving of election results by INEC at its national headquarters.

It is that amended electoral act that Mr Buhari refused to sign into law.

More questions than answers

In a response to INEC’s denial of the server and its purported result, Mr Abubakar submitted affidavits from 12 persons he said worked for INEC as election officials.

The officials reportedly admitted under oath that they transmitted results electronically.

A civil society group, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA), said its observers saw polling officers ‘attempting’ to transmit results electronically in 65 per cent (961 of 1489) of polling units observed on the presidential Election Day.

After the postponement of the election by a week, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, also said the commission made provisions for a central collation server.

“…The fact is that I am aware that at the polling unit, the same result is there, the duplicate has been given to the party agents and transmitted to the central server. Without talking to me, both of you have the result” the official said during a Channels TV programme aired on February 18.

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Election Tribunal: Atiku Responds With A Message Of Hope, Promises To Fight For Justice Till The End |RN

PDP Presidentinal Candidate, Atiku Abubakar with his message of hope

By Ike A. Offor

The presidential candidate of the foremost strong opposition party, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has given a message of hope following the outcome of the request made by PDP to access the INEC server.

Atiku in a two-minute video message expressed hope concerning the ongoing hearing by the presidential election tribunal. He told his supporters that he appreciates their assistance, and support. He also assured them of hope and the zeal to fight for justice on their behalf till the end.

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Atiku Targeted For Arrest Due To Insistence On Existence Of INEC Server —Spokesman, Paul Ibe

Presidential Candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has raised alarm of plot to arrest him.

This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, on Sunday.

It said due to Atiku’s insistence of existence of a server used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), his enemies attributed a false comment on “mass protest” to him to prepare ground from his incarceration.

Ibe said: “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.

“It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the ground work for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the rule of law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.

“Atiku Abubakar and his team have confidence in God and thus call on those bent on mischief to have the fear of God and retrace their steps.

“Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. The culture of fear being created now cannot rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a consistent history of outlasting tyranny and will continue to do so by the grace of God.”

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Presidential Polls: How INEC Worked Against Southern Interests -Okurounmu |RN

Outspoken Afenifere chieftain, Senator Femi Okurounmu has accused INEC of working against southern interests in the recent presidential election. He also accused APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of using his personal interest to endanger the lives of other Yoruba people across the country. He spoke on these and other national issues in this interview conducted by TUNDE THOMAS.

What is your reaction to the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari over Alhaji Atiku Abubaka in the presidential election?

Buhari’s so-called victory was made possible through the collusion of INEC officials and the security agents that were deployed for the polls. The presidential and national assembly elections were marred with a lot of irregularities. To make matters worse, INEC officials and security agents openly worked for Buhari and APC, instead of being neutral. They openly supported Buhari and APC. It was glaring that INEC was acting out a script and that script was to dance to the tune of Buhari and APC. The election was far from being free and fair.

Again look at the number of deaths, the number of Nigerians who were sent to their untimely graves just because a clique wants to remain in power at all cost. Buhari has nothing to rejoice about. That election was a setback for our democracy. The president and his party members didn’t allow the will of Nigerians to prevail. Thank God Atiku has gone to court to challenge the outcome of the charade called election.

Are you saying that INEC compromised?

Obviously. INEC didn’t live up to expectation. It was glaring that INEC compromised and that’s why I described INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, a big failure. In several parts of Nigeria, especially in the South, millions of voters were disenfranchised especially in areas perceived to be strongholds of opposition parties. To show you how biased INEC was, while INEC insisted on the use of card readers in the South, same rule was not applied in the North and all manners of people were allowed to vote. At the end of the exercise INEC was declaring millions of votes in the North while working against the interests of the South. The situation portrayed INEC as having a hidden agenda. This is why Afenifere spoke out against some of these evils that took place during the presidential and national assembly elections. Imagine how APC supporters and thugs unleashed violence on voters in Oshodi, Okota, Isolo and some areas where they felt the party was not popular among residents. We are against the attacks on Igbo and other non-Igbo who were victims of APC supporters and thugs attack. We are all Nigerians and nobody has any right to impose his own will on others. You can’t force me to belong to your own political party or force your ideology down my throat. It is a free world and there should be freedom of choice.

As Lagosians  file out on Saturday to cast their votes to pick the next governor of  the state, what is your advice to the parties, the electorate, INEC, and security agents?

Lagosians don’t have problem with one another. Lagos has always been a melting pot for all Nigerians, and people have been living together in unity, and harmony. We are shocked by the action of APC supporters and thugs  during the national assembly and presidential elections. There should not be a repeat of that show of shame during the gubernatorial elections. I advise security agents to be alive to their responsibilities. How can thugs, hoodlums and street urchins be attacking people and security agents would be found wanting?

I’m also shocked that when those thugs attacked people penultimate week neither APC national leader, Bola Tinubu and Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu deemed it fit to speak out against the evil. Even up till now neither of them has condemned those behind the attacks. Even the governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode  failed to speak out and this was why Afenifere spoke out in order to douse tension. Afenifere spoke out to reassure non-Yoruba living in Lagos that the attack on them was  not by Yoruba but by some thugs who were  working for some political overlords. Yoruba are peace loving, and we will continue to promote and exhibit virtues that will continue to strengthen the bond of unity among Nigerians. Although we were initially shocked that Governor Ambode didn’t speak out but we later understood his own predicament. Ambode is also being persecuted by Tinubu and other APC leaders. But these people should stop playing God. They should not  endanger Yoruba interests because of their own selfish interests. Voters in Lagos should not be intimidated. They should be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights in an atmosphere devoid of harassment and intimidation.

Now that Buhari has won the election, what advice do you have for him?

Buhari has gone beyond advice. Buhari already has a mindset and that’s why advising him is a waste of time. Buhari is opposed to restructuring of Nigeria. He wants the status quo to remain. But the fact still remains, whether Buhari wants to believe it or not there is no alternative to restructuring. Afenifere leaders’ opposition to Buhari is not borne out of  hatred but  out of our desire to have a country where there is justice and equity.

Look at the herdsmen menace, Buhari has failed to curb it simply because the herdsmen are his kith and kin. But  the nefarious activities of herdsmen have been leading to loss of lives on daily basis across the country. But for how long will they continue to go on rampage before Buhari will deem it fit to find a solution to their menace?

Some Nigerians who have expressed joy over Buhari’s victory have declared that his re-election will enable him to  sustain the war against corruption and carry out other reforms that will transform Nigeria, what’s your take on that?

Which war is Buhari fighting against corruption? Is Buhari truly fighting corruption, when his right hand man, and APC National Leader Bola Tinubu put bullion vans containing money in his compound ,and EFCC is looking the other way? To rub salt upon injury, when he was confronted about the propriety of what he did, instead of being sober Tinubu said he has the right to keep his money anywhere including his house, and  some people say Buhari is fighting corruption. Remember  also what APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole said publicly that any looter that joins APC will be forgiven his sins, and you say Buhari is fighting corruption. Buhari’s war against corruption is a mockery. It is not only one-sided but also selective.   (The Sun)

 

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Atiku, PDP Challenge Buhari’s Victory, Demand Inspection Of Election Materials |RN

• Party leaders in protest march to INEC headquarter

 

Godwin Tsa and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has asked the Presidential Election Tribunal to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to surrender materials used for the February 23 presidential election for inspection.

The request is contained in a motion ex-parte filed yesterday by the opposition party and its candidate dated March 4, 2019.

In the suit,  Atiku and the PDP have asked the tribunal to grant them  leave to inspect the Voters Register, the Smart Card Reader machines, ballot papers and other vital documents used in the conduct of the poll. 

In addition, they urged the tribunal to compel the INEC to allow their agents scan and make photocopies of vital documents used in the conduct of the election, for the purpose of establishing alleged irregularities.

Counsel to the applicants, Chief Chris Uche (SAN) disclosed that the reliefs sought against INEC were for the purpose of filing and maintaining an election petition they intend to lodge against the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.

Filed in support of the motion ex-parte is a 12-paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Col. Austin Akobundu (retd), director, Contact and Mobilization of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the motion, which has INEC, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as first to third respondents, respectively.

According to the result of the disputed presidential polls released by INEC, Atiku and his political platform came second behind President Buhari of APC.

Atiku rejected the outcome  and vowed to challenge it in court.

He calimed the election was fraught with manifest irregularities adding that  results collated by agents at various polling units across the federation, was at variance with what was eventually declared by INEC, in favour of President Buhari.

Uche who explained to Daily Sun that the procedure is a condition precedent for the filling of an election petition, assured that the main petition would be filed at the tribunal this week.

Meanwhile, leaders and supporters of the main opposition party, yesterday, besieged the headquarters of INEC to protest alleged violations of the Electoral Act during elections.

The protesting PDP leaders and supporters were led by the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who accused INEC of conniving with the APC to thwart the will of Nigerians.  He said the electoral body, by its actions, was piling up gun powder in the country, noting that it will be disastrous when it explodes.

According to the party chairman, INEC’s conduct in the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections fell short of expectations and cannot stand any scrutiny.

In a protest letter addressed to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the PDP leader contended that the selective use of the Smart Card Readers during the election was a violation of the electoral guidelines.

He claimed that in the run-up to the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, this weekend, the opposition has “credible intelligence” that some INEC officials were allegedly working with APC to manipulate the polls in  Delta, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Rivers, Kwara and Kaduna states.

“The mood in the country shows clearly that INEC declared the wrong person winner in the presidential election and I urge you to watch your action because history is recording all you do for posterity

“The APC is deploying military operatives to help some of your (INEC) black legs manipulate Saturday’s elections in some states particularly Kaduna, Delta, Sokoto, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Kwara but Nigerians in those states have mobilised to defend their votes,” Secondus stated.

The letter entitled: “Cases of infractions and deliberate violations of the Electoral law and guidelines” read in part:

“The unconstitutional deployment of the armed forces especially soldiers and police for the illegitimate purposes to harassing, intimidating, suppressing of leaders of the PDP and suppression of voters in PDP strongholds across the country which are very well known to you. The use of these same security agents by the government to harass and intimidate Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and certain INEC’s National Commissioners for the sake of forcing them to declare votes for the APC’s candidates throughout the country have been officially or otherwise brought to your knowledge by the affected officers who even threatened to resign from their positions, yet you have decided to keep mute over it in a way portraying outright conspiracy and collusion of yourself and the commission with the APC government perpetrators.

“We also want to bring to your knowledge that most of the collation centres in the country were cordoned off by officers and men of the armed forces who chased away accredited agents and or candidates of our party, the PDP, from such centers while the results of the elections from the units were being manipulated, mutilated and altered to suite the dictates and criminal desires of the APC-led government. These results that were tampered with were accepted by you and your commission and announced as results of the elections.

“In places like Lagos, Rivers, Nassarawa, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Ondo, Osun states et al, results of duly conducted elections were illegally canceled, especially in the PDP dominated areas to reduce the margin of victory in those states in favour of APC candidates. Is it not surprising to you that Lagos State with over six million voters can only return less than one million votes? This was the case in virtually all PDP dominated states where voters’ suppression was deployed as a major strategy by you and the APC government in active collaboration of some of your unscrupulous RECs and staffers.”

INEC National Commissioner (Legal), May Agbamuche-Mbu,  who received the protesters on behalf of the INEC chairman, assured that the commission intended to make the March 9 governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections free and fair.

“This country belongs to all of us and we must protect it with all our might. I believe that on Saturday, the elections will go on very well.  Our mantra in this election is that we want peace in our country. I supervised Rivers and Bayelsa states;  so, I know what it means to invest in that area, and the people of Rivers and Akwa Ibom know what they want,” she stated.    (The Sun)

 

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Presidential Poll Results: The Prophets And Their Phrophecies |The Republican News

■ While some goofed, others hit the bull’s eye

 

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Olakunle Olafioye

 

Ithe 2019 Presidential election held in the penultimate Saturday were to be decided by religious leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would, perhaps, not have stood any chance against his main challenger and candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

Buhari, who was the beautiful bride of the pulpit in the build up to 2015 election, surprisingly turned out to be the rejected stone during the 2019 electioneering with series of prophecies going against him.

But like the biblical rejected stone,
the president and his party had the last laugh last Wednesday when the
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared him winner
of the election.

Indeed, the prophecies for the presidential election took three different dimensions. There were those who gave it outright to the president just as another group of seers favoured the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Yet, there are those whose predictions came with a caveat. A good number of seers who fall in the latter group predicted Atiku’s victory if the poll was free and fair.   

With the election results declared, the PDP and it standard bearer have threatened to challenge the outcome of the poll in court, accusing the ruling party of manipulating the exercise.

Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), is one of the clerics who hit the bull’s eye with his predictions on Buhari’s victory. The fiery preacher took to the podium to celebrate the President’s re-election last week. Mbaka, despite falling out with the President whom he predicted would defeat former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, after his triumph at the poll, still had a favourable prediction for the retired army general.

Speaking at the 2018 cross over service, the man of God threw his weight
behind the President’s second term bid in what many saw as a volte-face from his earlier position when he was reported to have said Buhari might lose the 2019 presidential poll to Atiku, although he added that there was room for the president to improve on his performance which was the basis for his rejection.

“Among all the presidential aspirants, Buhari stands in best position in winning the presidential election,” the cleric had announced amid gleeful enumeration of what he described as his achievements during the first term.

“What happens in the Ministry of Agriculture such as massive production of rice is unprecedented in Nigeria’s agricultural history.

“In all this, we urge Nigerians to vote President Buhari in order to complete his eight years tenure and after which he will hand over to a younger candidate,” Mbaka had said during the cross-over service.

Rev Mbaka was later to firm up his prediction in favour of Buhari when this year, the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, visited the Adoration Centre during a bazaar but refused to make donation. As the Catholic priest engaged the former governor of Anambra State, he said that Obi and Atiku would fail the presidential election if they continued in the way they were going.

Also in his series of predictions for the 2019 elections, popular seer and founder, INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele predicated the defeat of the ruling APC by PDP on two major conditions.

Speaking at the unveiling of the 2018/2019 and beyond edition of the book of divine messages, “Warnings to the Nations, in July 2018, Ayodele predicted that PDP would only return to power if it fielded Senate President Bukola Saraki as its candidate for the presidential poll.

“God wants to use Saraki for something symbolic for four years. So, if PDP is desirous of winning the election they should go for him,” Ayodele had predicted.

And recently, while reacting to the postponement of the presidential poll, which he equally foretold and captured in his annual book, Ayodele also hinted that the PDP might have a chance against the ruling party if it was able to frustrate the ruling party’s rigging strategies, saying, “PDP must follow APC bomber to bomber because of the rigging methodology and rigging technicality they (APC) wants to use.”

Also the Presiding Bishop, Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries, Ibadan, Prophet Wale Olagunju, in his prophecies for 2019, predicted that the
former Vice President would win the presidential contest amid admonition to his (Atiku) followers to observe a day of fasting and prayer against manipulation of the results by the ruling party.

According to him, “God said Buhari has become a disappointment in His sight and He has sought and found a man after His own heart to replace him. 

“As a result, God said the road to Aso Rock Villa for Atiku is now very clear as his name will continue to ring bell and that many will still root for him.

“But God said all lovers of Atiku must go into one day prayer and fasting to rebuke manipulation of election result.”

Satguru Maharaji, founder One Love Family, in his own prediction, foretold President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential poll.

According to him, “elections are for human beings. This is the time to call a spade a spade. Buhari is there. He has another term in the office. I don’t see Atiku, Ezekwesili, Sowore and others as president. I believe, if they will listen to me, they should not think of going to elections. They should support Buhari.  Buhari is from the North, he would have spent four years by May, let him complete his second term as the tradition that a man from North will spend eight years and the South will spend eight years. All of them should wait for him to complete his second term.

“There are many reasons, unknown to many Nigerians, that will make President Buhari defeat all other candidates jostling to unseat him in Aso Rock in February.

“What the other candidates can do is to support Buhari to take Nigeria to the Promised Land. Atiku, Ezekwesili, Sowore and others should support Buhari instead of aiming to face him in the presidential election”, he declared.


A South African-based Nigerian cleric, Prophet Samuel Akinbodunse of Freedom for All Nations Outreach, during a live service at his South Africa Church, predicted the emergence of a young president at the end of the election and added that God only made Buhari the president because he wanted Nigerians to learn some lessons.

The man who accurately predicted Zuma’s exit and Mugabe’s disgrace from the seat of power, had earlier revealed that President Buhari might die if he attempted to seek a reelection. 

Also a renowned Islamic cleric in Oyo State, Prof Sabit Olagoke, equally predicted President Buhari’s victory.

Olagoke, who is the grand Imam of Shafaudeen in Islam worldwide, revealed that the former Vice President Atiku would be disappointed by his party, PDP, during the election.

The cleric said: “Against all odds, winners would emerge. APC as a party would have some threat and surprises, but election would tend to favour the incumbent president. The PDP on the other hand, would create scene of disappointment for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”

Olagoke’s prediction was said to have been made after his confinement and fasting as well as prayer for the country.

Giving his own predictions on the presidential election, founder of the Christ Deliverance Ministries Inc. (CDM) Lagos, Prophet Ekong Ituen, revealed that President Buhari would be re-elected.

“Let me start by telling Nigerians that election result will spring surprises, but in my revelation, it has been established that President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2019 presidential election. You may not like him, but that is the truth,” he declared.

Reacting to the seeming contradictions in the prophecies and the outcome of the election, a theologian and Pastor-in-charge, Dominion Tabernacle and Prayer Assembly, Ota, Ogun State, Dr Olalekan Akinsola, noted that the turnout of event did not take anything  away from the clerics whose predictions failed neither did it confer any special status on those who got it right. 

 According to him, “the ministry of prophecy is a delicate one because those who have the gift are prone to certain ridiculous situations which unknown to the carnally minded, may have divine purposes. Look at the case of Jonah who attempted to evade going on divine prophetic mission to Nineveh because he knew what God was capable of doing. 

“God only instructed him to inform the people of the city about the impending doom, Jonah didn’t give them any condition for their preservation. But without being told, the people repented from their sinful way and they were spared. Jonah’s message didn’t come with any hope of preservation. That was one of the reasons Jonah felt angry when eventually God visited the people of Nineveh with His mercy. Does it mean God didn’t know that the people would turn a new leaf? No! He knew, He only sent Jonah so as to achieve a major divine result.

“So, the turnout of event does not take anything away from those whose prophecies didn’t go as predicted neither has made champion out of those who got it right. But the basic fact remains: God knows His true servants,” Dr  Akinsola noted.   (The Sun)

 

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