BY KENNETH UWADI
Hope Uzodinma. Image: Facebook
I read a story on Sahara Reporters of 1st January, 2022 titled, don’t seek re-election for second term, Nigerian Cleric, Primate Ayodele, warns Imo Governor. As the Igbo saying goes, when you see a frog in the day, there must be something after his life. When I read the Ayodele story, I got the picture. The hawks who want to take over Imo by fire by force are at it again. Their first strategy was sponsoring fake newspaper stories, and then they turned to sponsoring killings in the state. Their latest style is sponsoring and promoting fake prophecies. In actions and deeds, these hawks have been making silly and unpardonable mistakes. They have added thousands of votes to Governor Hope Uzodimma in 2004 without knowing it. Hours on end, they continue to add value to Uzodimma’s reelection by jumping from one mistake to another. In their futile bids to paint the governor black they have angered Ndi-Imo who now feel that the governor is being witch hunted for nothing. Men who want to rule the state are going about killing people, killing police, killing soldiers, killing traditional rulers, sponsoring fake prophecies and fake media stories about Imo.
Primate Ayodele only tickled himself and we all know that such a practice is an exercise in self deceit. His message reminds me of some so-called men and women of God, who predicted doomsday and Armageddon. Frightened Nigerians scampered abroad and to their states of origin in droves, some sold their properties at give away prices, awaiting the doomsday. Many died in the process. The disintegration never came. Like the Doomsday and Armageddon prophets, Ayodele’s message about Imo will not come to pass . Emerson once said in The Over Soul ‘’the soul is the perceiver and revealer of truth. We know the truth when we see it; let the skeptics and scoffers say what they choose’’. It is very saddening today to see that false pastors and prophets have dominated the airspace, news media and TV in the land. Today, false prophets prophesy all kinds of lies to enrich their never-satisfying stomachs, selfish and satanic desires. Jeremiah 5:31 informs us that: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power.
The presence of the unknown servants of God in Imo will keep the state away from doom. Imo is in the hands of God. The State will not enter into the hands of killers. Those who pride themselves on their weakness and incompetence, those who kill our people just because they want to rule the state , those whose love of false prophets and strange women know no bounds and have no end will not rule Imo. We know them. When they were governors what did they do? When they were governors they abdicated their responsibilities, destroyed their own political parties, divided their own people, brought ridicule to their own faith, looted Imo funds to high heavens, scorn Ndi-Imo. They are self-evident leaking ships. They will not rule. In 2024, Governor Hope Uzodimma will be re-elected.
When Hezekiah heard he was going to die, he prayed to God. He asked God to intervene. The very fact that he prayed is a remarkable sign of his faithfulness. Think how desperate his situation was. He was sick to death. He has had the prophetic word that he was going to die. The Lord showed his blessing upon him by healing him, by raising him up, by uniting him in the fellowship of worship in his temple and by granting him 15 more years of life and by giving him a son, delivering Jerusalem from the hand of the Assyrians. The Lord surely did glorify himself in answering the prayers of Hezekiah . God that did it for Hezekiah will do it for Imo. Message of Doom will not work in the state.
Balack told Balaam ‘’Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the country. But God said to Balaam, “You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.” The Almighty’s warning – thou shall not curse a man God has blessed. The guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. It is God that brought in Uzodimma and in 2024 he will become Governor for a second time. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! There will be a gang up but who can battle with the lord. Nobody! Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. And so shall it be. It is done.