As the road to the 2023 general election continues to heat up following a hint dropped by President Muhammadu Buhari concerning his successor, the Reverend Father of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rt. Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, advised the president to avoid choosing another Northener if the country called Nigeria is to exist beyond 2003.
The spiritual leader said that if the North were to seize power again in 2023, then the country may no longer be in existence given the situation already on the ground. Moreover, the Catholic Priest opined that the time was right for a Southerner to be in power.
The popular Reverend made the statement when preaching at the adoration church service held in Enugu State.
Note that during an interview with the channel on Thursday President Buhari made a strong statement towards who might take over power from him. The presidency later publicly issued a statement stating that the name of the candidate remains undisclosed and is only known by the President himself.
As a result of this, some influential personnel and the People Democratic Party (PDP) have reacted to the development and the Reverend father is one of them.
Here is the statement made by Reverend Father Mbaka:
“The issue of after Buhari, the North should lead again, President Buhari should better plan well and hand over to the South, but if the north wants to take over, this country will collapse.”
“There may be no Nigeria again if the President, because of whatever, tries to hand over power back to the north. After Buhari, the Northerners should forget about leadership in this coming political era.”
“If they try to make a northerner next President, disaster will happen, going forward will be impossible, going back will be a dream. Anyhow they want to do the political manoeuvring, they should make sure that justice prevails.”
“The spirit of the Lord has asked me to say this because they have what it takes to plant a northerner. Buhari should remember that Nigerians trusted him when he came in and he should remember that one day, he is leaving that place.”
Additionally, the 2003 general election is less than 18 months away and Nigerians are eager to exercise their franchise right. Even so, while many are of believing that the president is not producing desired results, some have been impressed by what the current administration has done so far.