President Muhammadu Buhari, Please Don’t Do It!
I read the speech of President Buhari at the National Executive Council-NEC-meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress-APC-in Abuja last week. I hope the timely message delivered by the president sank in and the APC will get their acts together and deliver on their promises to the Nigerian people. I hope they won’t disappoint Nigerians that invested their hopes in the party and flushed out the PDP after sixteen years of lackluster and non-performance in Nigeria. However, when the chips are down, it’s not the APC as a party that will be judged by majority of Nigerians, but President Muhammadu Buhari as the epitome and face of the APC. In other words, as historians commonly borrow those evergreen words from President Harry S. Truman of the United States: “The buck stops at the president’s desk.” By 2018, Nigerians will render a verdict whether the Change we all chorused, chanted and worked assiduously for in 2015 was worth our collective sacrifice.
There is nothing stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from writing his name in gold between 2015 and 2019, because the overwhelming support of all Nigerians at home and abroad and the solidarity of the international community are behind and assured. If the APC fritters away this unique opportunity because of internal bickering, self-interests and foolish pride of its honchos, the party will live to regret it. This is for sure; any party with the name Peoples Democratic Party –PDP- is doomed forever in the history of Nigeria. I repeat again, the PDP will never win elections at the center, never, ever again in the history of Nigeria. Its members should go and write this down as a memorial. These are the words of the Lord to the remnants of the PDP as contained in Exodus 17: 14: “Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven." Albeit, some individuals in the PDP will still play prominent roles in Nigerian politics at the various levels of government: local, state and national, but the PDP is spiritually dead. Some people in the disintegrated PDP are planning to revive the party, but here are the words of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty to those PDP chiefs as contained in Malachi 1:4: “Edom may say, "Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins." But this is what the LORD Almighty says: "They may build, but I will demolish.” Does that mean there won’t be an opposition party in Nigeria? There is another political party coming in 2019 and we shall stop at that for now.
But for now back to President Buhari. He has done everything right and proper as at now and has taken the right steps so far. As we revealed in this column penultimate week, there is one solid and concrete achievement President Buhari should strive and concentrate on between now and 2019. That concentrated issue is for his administration to provide visible, uninterrupted and stable electricity supply throughout the length and breadth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Any other engagement his administration is contemplating: corruption, security, fiscal discipline, educational reforms, etc. should be subsumed under this onerous policy. This was the first memo I wrote to former President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan in May 2011 after he won the 2011 Presidential Election in a landslide telling him not to dissipate his energy on too many policies in four years but concentrate on one thing: fix Nigeria’s epileptic power supply (See the piece in The Nation Newspaper here of May 2011 shortly after his victory : http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/editorial/opinion/5372-what-jonathan-can-do-with-his-pan-nigerian-mandate.html ). In the piece, I warned that, if President Jonathan didn’t do this, he would not serve a second term. The rest is not history as they say, because the extant issue of discombobulated electricity supply is as critical now as it was four years ago. Again, as we always do through the Power of the Holy Spirit, if the APC wants to retain political power at the center in 2019, President Buhari can help the party consolidate its current popularity by fixing the nation’s electricity. Otherwise, a new political party comprising remnants of the PDP and some APC, including amalgam of some civil societies and religious organizations is coming to contest the 2019 Presidential Election. A nation is a continuum and events do not just occur and happen at the eleventh hour, because as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty said in Isaiah 46: 10: “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” (“Only I can tell you the future before it even happens…”-NLT).
As we counseled the president two weeks ago in this column that he should fire Mr. Ita Ekpenyong as the DG of the Department of State Security-DSS-the president heeded our advice and did away with him. But the president needs to do more ( http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/061415.html We are asking again as we did two weeks ago: “Why the cautious optimism by President Muhammadu Buhari almost three weeks after being sworn in? Why are Gen. Kenneth Tobiah Minimah, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin and Air Vice Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosun still being retained?” These service chiefs including Col. Sambo Dasuki, Air Chief Marshall Alex Sabundu Badeh and the rest agitprops of the last four years under former President Goodluck Jonathan should be shown the way out now. They should have followed Ita Ekpenyong last week. The billions of Naira and donations that foreign governments gave to the Jonathan Administration to prosecute the War on Terror and fight against Boko Haram should be accounted for by Sambo Dasuki as National Security Advisor and Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Man Friday, Gen Aliyu Muhammad-Gusau. The latter occupied the same position as NSA under Obasanjo, YarAdua and briefly under Jonathan. President Buhari has ordered that the service chiefs should render accounts of their stewardships and finances during the past four years. How can you ask those that need to be probed to retain their posts while they are being self-audited? Do you ask someone who is being investigated to sit over his/her own case? This is bizarre and ludicrous! How can the service chiefs still be in their privileged positions while at the same time being asked to render account of their budget allocations? President Buhari should tell the current service chiefs to step aside and appoint their immediate subordinates to take over and look over their finances so that these service chiefs will not manipulate the papers while still on their seats? This brings us to the main issue of this week’s column which President Buhari must not ignore. Please Mr. President, do not negotiate with Boko Haram.
There are unofficial reports in government circles that the Buhari Administration will be favorably disposed to negotiating with Boko Haram. I say, Mr. President, please don’t do it. Do not negotiate with Boko Haram for whatever and for any reason. The menace of Boko Haram is a spiritual one and there are many of us that have invested time and resources to combat this spiritual warfare going on for the soul of our nation. For as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty who neither sleeps nor slumber assures us in Isaiah 28: 6: “He-the Lord God Almighty- will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” Our advice: the menace of Boko Haram will be a thing of the past in the next one year in the history of Nigeria. By this time next summer, Boko Haram would have become history, but President Buhari needs to change the current service chiefs, including the NSA and appoint a new Defense Minister. He may choose to keep the Defense Ministry under the presidency between now and next summer. As we have counseled in this column two weeks ago and we are reiterating the same again this week: “The service chiefs should be replaced by the officers next in seniority to the current service chiefs in the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force. Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) should be let go and a former service chief that is close to President Buhari should be announced immediately as the nation's new National Security Adviser. A new set of service chiefs should be announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, The new Chief of Army Staff should be from the North East Zone and be the most senior to the original officers to the current cadres of army officers. The same should apply to the Air Force where the new man should be from the North Central or the part of the nation we commonly refer to as the Middle Belt. The new head of the Nigerian Navy should come from the South-South while the new Chief of Defense Staff should come from the South West.”
The new service chiefs will succeed where the current ones that have been politicized and compromised have failed and combined with the spiritual aspect of the current menace of Boko Haram, Nigeria will be rid of these Satanists. But that is where the good news stop as far as national security is concerned. After Boko Haram, a new homegrown terrorist organization, deadlier and more Satanic than Boko Haram is coming during the administration of President Buhari. It is this deadly and new terrorist organization that will turn Boko Haram into saints and that should pre-occupy the attention of all well-meaning Nigerians. We need to pray because this new terrorist outlaw will be brutal, nasty and completely lawless and insane. Nothing will be compared to it and Nigerians all over the world should begin to pray and intercede for the nation right now. Consequently, any plan by the Buhari Administration to negotiating with Boko Haram will serve no useful purpose. Boko Haram will die a natural death in the next one year, but of greater threat to Nigeria is the new terrorist organization being put together right now by Satan and his demons, including their human hirelings. But as with all issues of the spirit, genuine children of the Most High Lord God Almighty in and outside Nigeria should be oiling their spiritual arsenals in preparation for the cosmic warfare about to let loose on Nigeria. Our forthcoming Christian Walk Revival Program across the length and breadth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria later this year is part of the spiritual responses to the Titanic spiritual warfare in the offing as this new terrorist organization debuts. We shall win the spiritual war to the Glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
ISSUE OF THE WEEK: STILL ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN THE U.S.
We have not heard or seen the last on the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States of America. In times like this, those who count on the Side of Truth will manifest themselves and those who cast their lots with Satan and his demons will unmask and emasculate themselves. Same-sex marriage is nothing new in the history of the human race as Sodom and Gomorrah showed and in the words of Apostle Paul in Romans 1: 18-32: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shown it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because of that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (KJV).
But as 2 Peter 2: 4-10 aptly revealed: “ For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.”
In His infinite Wisdom, the Sovereign Lord God Almighty allowed this same-sex marriage issue to burst into national consciousness in the United States so that each of us will decide which stand to take; for the True Lord God Almighty wants to shake the land. In this Church Age, there will be an outpouring of the Spirit that every soul will have to declare their allegiance. As Joshua told the Israelites of his day; each and every one of us must decide this day whom to serve: whom to believe: God or Satan? The same thing Elijah told the people of his day in 1 Kings 17 and 18, if the Lord God Almighty and His unchanging Words are the final say in our individual’s life or the chants and chorus of Satan, his fallen spirit and their human followers? Right now, many of us are considering relocating to that part of the United States our religious rights and liberties are protected. It isn’t enough to say the Lord Jesus Christ is your Lord and Owner of your life and you love Him, but you must also walk the talk. As He said to us His disciples in John 14: 15: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” No matter the urge to bow to political correctness in this age of serious moral discount and crooked and perverse generation, are you ready to maintain your integrity? Are you a pastor being sponsored and bankrolled by homosexuals in your church and because of the filthy lucre, you are rationalizing the undiluted and unchanging Words of the Lord to maintain your standard of living? I watched a televangelist the other day as his mouth shook and as he stammered when asked of his views about homosexuality: “Just come as you are; who am I to judge?? I shook my head. Yes, the Holy Bible says you should come as you are, but it also told us that we should not remain the way we came. There are certain sins that we can pray on behalf of people for the Lord to forgive, but there are some sins that lead to instant death that we cannot pray to the Lord to forgive unless the sinners of those sins genuinely repent of those sins of death and hell.. Here is how John put it in 1 John 5:16: “If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.” Every sexual sin, including homosexual and lesbian sins are sins that lead to death, according to Paul in 1 Corinthians 6: 18: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” The Holy Bible renders an incontrovertible death sentence and hell for those who engage in the following sins namely: “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10). It doesn’t matter what the United States Supreme Court, President Obama and their accomplices say about same sex marriage, but what matters in the final analysis is what the True Lord God Almighty says about the issue of homosexuality in His Revealed Word, the Holy Bible, period!
*Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is CEO, Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA. He lives in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. His new book titled: “How The Lord Jesus Christ Recycled My Life While I Was Wasting Away And Gave Me Hope For Eternity?” will be available from his Florida-based publishers in the fall of 2015. Visit his website at www.allternativecommunication.net Email him at [email protected]
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