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Sunday, 17 February 2019

2019: Prophet prophesies Atiku's win, invites Buhari to his church

2019: Prophet prophesies Atiku's win, invites Buhari to his church



Prophet Okechukwu Daniel Udoka is not a regular Christian given the grace he claims to have to foresee events before they occur especially those events that affect the political life of the people and the world. In this exclusive interview with O’star Eze, he details the revelations he purportedly received from God concerning the United States, the most influential country in the world and the political affairs of Nigeria, the largest black country in the world especially as the general elections draw near

When did you discover that you have the grace of foreseeing what is about to happen?
To the glory of God it has been there from my childhood. But at times, we Igbos are more after money. But as time went, I discovered that most of what God tells me happens that way. Although I was not opportuned to let people know being that I am not under any ministry. So, those revelations, I used to share them with friends and at times on the pages of newspapers. But I am not happy that at times I am not able to share these revelations because of my business.
What was the first thing God showed you that happened?
They are uncountable. Many of what God showed me were connected to instant miracles. While I was still very tender, God would show me someone that is critically ill and on my way I will meet that person and because God had already shown me the person, I would have the passion to lay my hands upon that person and when I lay my hands, God will show Himself mighty. So it is not a question of whether I was a pastor or a reverend, it was just grace. It is true that I was born in a Christian family and was committed in Anglican children ministry. I moved from there to Scripture union while I was in secondary school and then to EFAC. Then I was seeing those miracles, but I did not have someone to carry me along. So, I discovered a special grace from God but I was deterred by money. I was more concerned on making money like others. But when God shows you something and you hide it and it finally comes to pass, you feel bad because you know that God shoed you those things to share to the people and prepare them for the eventuality.  As time went on when I started making some money, I decided to start disseminating the message God gave me this way because I know that whatever God says remains like that. So far I have talked about what God revealed to me, none of them have ever passed like that without coming to pass.

You said that God showed you the outcome of the presidential elections. What transpired exactly?
Well, I was not really interested in the politics of the United States and I did not even know that they were holding general elections. When I was having a quiet time, I saw myself in the United States of America. I saw a celebration. I was wondering what was happening and what I was doing there. And I was told that I was in the United States and that the celebration was for someone Obama was against that won the election. They did not call any name but the only thing I captured was that it was the person Obama was against that won the election. When I awoke, I started asking my brothers and friends if any election was coming up. As God may have it, they told me that US was preparing for election. I then related to them what I saw about the outcome. The journalists that I told about it then told me that Trump was the one Obama was against and that the election was going to hold in six months time. I did not remember about the revelation again until about two days before the election when some persons I shared the revelation with called me on phone. They told me that my prophecy was a lie and that Clinton was winning the election but I stood my ground and repeated what God had told me. Finally, the election was concluded and Donald Trump was announced the winner. So, there have been so many situations like this in the past.

You also gave some details on the outcome of 2017 Anambra State gubernatorial election. Can you tell us about it?
Yes, I gave details of the Anambra gubernatorial election. Unlike other prophets who just prophesied who will win the election, I went ahead to say who would come second and third. I said that election was going to be between Igbo party and Hausa party. When I was asked which was Igbo party and which was hausa party, I said that the Igbo party, APGA would take the first position and hausa party, APC, would take the second position. I also said that the PDP would take the third position. I said that if PDP took the second position, it means I did not see anything. I told them that I saw the grace that put Obiano there the first time returning him there whether he spends money or not. I also said overtaking is allowed. Why I said overtaking is allowed was because of the possibility of APC rigging the election. I said that Obiano should not abuse the grace God has given him.
What did God tell you about the state of Buhari: Is he being impersonated? Is he dead?

Well, I remember I prophesied about the death of Buhari in 2017 when I told the press that Buhari is alive and that heaven even said that Buhari will witness 2019 election. I said it that 2017 that if Buhari dies before the 2019 elections, let me be pronounced a fake prophet. I said that Buhari will live to witness the 2019 election but that the election will not favour him. I said that I saw a conflict but that I was not going to go into details. This was in 2017.

The general elections are around the corner already, so would you mind giving the details you saw about its outcome?
In details, God has chosen Atiku Abubakar as the next president of Nigeria. Whatsoever any human being is doing on earth cannot stop it. I had said in 2017 that an unexpected man would take the seat in 2017. Now, the man is around the corner, which is Atiku. I congratulate Atiku, the former vice president and his running mate Mr Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State. I envy them. I wish I am Mr Peter Obi and I ask him to remember me in his paradise. I had hinted on this in 2017. The prayers of the common man in Nigeria has been answered in Atiku. Atiku is not the messiah but he would be the starting point of the salvation of Nigeria. The messiah is coming but Atiku’s regime will be far better than four past regimes put together. I saw a plane crash of an official jet and another aircraft and men on agbada falling from them. God told me that any man that would want to stop Atiku from entering will go down and might not witness Atiku’s celebration of victory.
There are fears that there would be violence during the election. What are you seeing?

We have prayed against violence during the elections. I talked about conflict earlier but I know that God has taken control. When the election was going on, it was not favouring APC. I saw a different thing altogether. It was not free and fair. But children of God has prayed against that. I am not a full time minister but God has shown me so much love and grace. Even this morning God was telling me something but I was busy making calls for business. It is just that I am disturbed in the spirit and that is why I have to speak up what the mind of God is from time to time.

In conclusion what are you telling Nigerians?
My message to Nigerians to go out and obey the mind of God. He has chosen Atiku. He has even said that nothing will stop Atiku. Even if they plan negatively, God will thwart their plans. Even if we are hundred in Nigeria, and ten decide to cast their vote, a greater percentage will vote for Atiku. Whether we vote or not, Atiku will definitely win. Concerning Buhari, I have been praying for his health. If Buhari will test my anointing, let him call me. If he obeys God, that illness that has been taking him billions of naira, in 24 hours, the angels of the God, Allah, will perform a perfect miraculous healing on him. He just let the election go and he will receive instant miracle. He will bounce like a new born baby. I remember I was the only prophet that said Buhari was still alive in 2017 and that he will see the 2019 elections. If he obeys God, after the election, he should invite me, and if he does not get instant miracle, sound health and enjoy his old age, he should jail me for life. He will witness the power of God as of old. I love you, Buhari.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Owners of burnt corpses in Anambra protest against hospital

Owners of burnt corpses in Anambra protest against hospital

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Families of the burnt corpses at Enugwu-Ukwu General hospital mortuary in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, yesterday, blocked the main gate of the hospital.

Doctors, health officials and patients were trapped in the hospital as the angry protesters refused vehicles entrance and exit.

They said they have waited so long for government to give their loved ones a befitting mass burial but instead, they abandoned their remains at the backyard of Amaku General hospital for vultures to feast on them while the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

It would be recalled that the mortuary section of the General hospital Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state was on January 29, 2019, guted by mysterious fire.

The angry relatives expressed shock that almost two months of the inferno, that Anambra state government is yet to set up a panel to investigate the cause of the incident or reach an understanding with the relatives of the unidentified burnt bodies.

One of the relatives, Mr. Christian Okoye whose mother, late Mrs Amoge Okoye was among the corpses burnt, said they locked the entrance gate of the hospital to draw government attention on the where about of  his mother’s corpse  and others.

“We have over 200 corpses burnt in that morgue but till date, government did not deem it necessary to set up a panel of enquiry. We have a Deputy governor who is from this place, a senator representing this constituency and House of Representative member, yet they all want this matter to die a natural death.

“We want to know who is responsible for the act, otherwise, we hold government responsible. We demand a DNA test to identify our corpse or a mass burial organized to give the dead the last respect as we do in Igbo land.

Other relatives, Rita Umeadi and Anthony Nwafia said their greatest surprise was abandoning their loved ones at the Amaku General hospital waste dump.

According to Umeadi; They abandoned the burnt corpses at the backyard of the Amaku hospital. You can go there now and see for yourself. We have been waiting for government to call us for dialogue or compensate the families involved but they did not do anything. They are busy with campaigns forgetting that there are families that are confronted with double tragedy.

“They lied through the state commissioner for Information that the sum of N1million was given to us. That was a pure lie from the pit of hell. Nobody gave us anything and no government official has called us for any dialogue. We were just abandoned” she said.

When contacted, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike said he is not disposed to comment on the matter.
Early morning jogger stabs to death in Anambra

Early morning jogger stabs to death in Anambra

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

An upcoming makeup artist, Ms Oluchukwu Ezeobi, was reportedly stabbed to death at the popular Emma Nnaemeka street, Awka, Anambra State while jogging (exercising herself) at about 6.30am on Monday.

News48hrsearnt that the deceased also known as Luchy Belle, met her untimely death when allegedly dragging her android phone with the assassins who had accosted her in the early morning jogging.

A source told this paper that “the reason for the attack on the beautiful lady is yet to be determined. But I learnt her phone was collected by the killers. She passed away instantly and her corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

Confirming the report, Anambra State Public Relations Officer, Haruna Muhammed, said “Yes, I have confirmed from the DPO CPS AWKA, the incident took place around 6:30 am while the victim was Jugging. The miscreants tried to snatch her handset and she resisted hence she was stabbed.”
Mysterious fire guts 2 containers of INEC card readers in Anambra state

Mysterious fire guts 2 containers of INEC card readers in Anambra state



By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Two containers containing configured card readers and other sensitive materials for Saturday 16, General election were gutted down by fire at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The fire whose source remained unknown started at 2.14pm, raising the entire containers before arrival of officials of Anambra State fire service as at 2.40pm on Tuesday.
A source, however, maintained that the source of fire could be overheat resulting from the card readers connected to the containers possibly for recharging them ahead of Saturdays Presidential and National Assembly elections.
An eye witness, who was at the office for collection of posting letters as INEC SPOS, said that the fire started at a portion and was put off only to double and escalate to other places.
According to the witness, “We were sent outside when the fire escalated, raising dust everywhere. We had come to collect our posting letters. We were told to drive out or park out our properties in case the fire gutted the entire buildings.”
Confirming the story, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, said that only smart card readers and other sensitive materials were in the burnt containers, which according to him had been in use by INEC since 2011.

On whether the fire incident would prevent election in the State, Orji said they will first study the outcome and come out with report in due course.
“We have to access the situation before we come out to logical conclusion on materials destroyed. I don’t know if the materials were configured beecause I am just arriving to the office”, he added.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

2019: as 5 contenders, 44 pretenders rock Anambra politics

2019: as 5 contenders, 44 pretenders rock Anambra politics

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

As Nigeria prepares for 2019 general election, news48hrs.com beams light on political gladiators in Anambra State where only the Presidential, National Assembly, and State House of Assembly polls shall take place. The state held her governorship election on November 18, 2017 which returned Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for second term.

Like Anambra state, Ondo, Edo, Osun, and Ekiti states, whose gubernatorial polls were respectively held between 2016 to 2018 due to legal disruption on their electoral calendars, will only participate on States House of Assembly poll on March 2, 2019 as slated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). All the states shall however, participate on this week’s February 16, 2019 National Assembly election.

Anambra State has 11 Federal House of Representatives, 3 Senatorial and 30 State legislative seats. According to the latest lists of contestants released by the INEC, 21 political parties’ filed candidates in Anambra North senatorial districts, while the Anambra Central and Anambra South shall be hot seats for 28 and 26 political parties’ contestants respectively.

Similarly, for Federal House of Representatives, 19 political parties are on the race in Anambra East/West federal constituency, 15 political parties are in for Onitsha North/South, 14 for Ogbaru federal constituency, Aguata federal constituency has 20 contestants, Oyi/Ayamelum federal constituency has 13, and Awka north/South federal constituency has 21 contestants.

Others are Njikoka/Dunukofia/Anaocha federal constituency which has 17 contestants (although the list shows that PDP was yet to submit its candidate due to recent court judgment that sacked its previously nominated candidate), Idemili north/South constituency has 21 contestants, Ihiala constituency has 10 contestants, Nnewi north/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo constituency has 21 contestants, while Orumba north/south has 15 contestants.

For the 30 State Assembly seats, constituencies like Onitsha South II, Anaocha II, and Ayamelum have 13 contestants each; Orumba North, Njikoka I, Nnewi North, Anaocha I, Idemili South, Onistha North I, Onistha South respectively have 17 contestants; Orumba South, Ihiala II, Njikoka II, Nnewi South I, Ekwusigo have 16 contestants each.

Others such as Oyi, Aguata I, Ihiala I, Anambra West, and Idemili North have 18 contestants respectively; Aguata II, Awka South II, and Anambra East have 19 contestants each; Awka north has 23 contestants; Awka South I (22); Nnewi South II and Dunukofia have 14 contestants each; Ogbaru I, Ogbaru II, and Onitsha North II have 15 contestants each.    

The initials of all the 49 political parties slogging it out for the national and states assembly seats within the state are APGA, PDP, APC, A, AA, ADC, APA, BNPP, ADP, AGAP, DPC, DPP, JMPP, PDC, PPP, PPC, PPN, SDP, UPP, ABP, APP, KP, MPN, NCP, YPP, ACD, ID, LP, MAJA, NRM, DA, NDLP, RBNP, ZLP, AAP, ASD, RP, PRP, NNPP, CAP, GPN, APDA, UDP, SNP, UP, PPA, MMN, FJP, LM.    

However, out of these 49 political parties, political observers identify only five as most visible and likely to win at least a seat considering their human and material resources. They are the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Congress (APC), Young Progressive Party (YPP), and Social Democratic Party (SDP). These five political parties have functional offices, structures and are seriously campaigning at nooks and grannies of the state more than others.

APGA

APGA, which prides itself as ‘Be your brothers/be your sisters’ keeper’ and ‘Nkeabu nke’anyi (this is our own or Igbo party)’ has been the state ruling political party since 2006 its governorship candidate on 2003 election, Mr Peter Obi defeated PDP via Supreme Court judgment. At present, APGA has the state executive arm, 26 sitting state legislatures out of whom 13 are re-contesting; 1 Senator, Dr Victor Umeh, who incidentally is its candidate for Anambra Central; and 2 House of Representatives members, who are also re-contesting their respective seats. Again, APGA has members across the 181 communities, including market leaders, caretaker committee members and chairmen at 326 electoral wards and 21 local government areas respectively, party executives and members, contractors, to name a few. Similarly, last week Friday, the state executive flagged off 3rd Phase of its Community infrastructure development (a.k.a N20m community-choose-your-project), which political observers view as a political strategy to win the hearts of voters at the hinterlands. It might also be favoured if the federal government led All Progressives Congress (APC) did not interfere on the outcome of the election due to an alleged alley it struck out with APGA at the 2017 gubernatorial poll. The party also has a Presidential candidate, Gen. John Gbor. Hence, Governor Willie Obiano is always quoted as charging people of the state to vote only APGA at Presidential, National Assembly and State Assembly polls. Other candidates of the party for senatorial race are Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu, Anambra South, an old politician and former House of Representative member in FCT; Emeka Chinedu, former Deputy Governor and commissioner, Anambra North, etc. However, likely weaknesses of the APGA on the forthcoming general election is the outcome of its party primaries polls which drove some its members into forming a factional APGA and groups, even as several others joined opposition political parties to fight back their course.

PDP

PDP remains a force to reckon with in Anambra State politics even though it’s no longer at the centre of power both at the state and national level. It always wins the lager chunks of the national assembly and state legislative seats since 1999. PDP members currently occupy 8 seats at Federal House of Representative out of 11 accruing to the state, 1 Senatorial position, and 3 State House of Assembly members, who are all re-contesting under the political party. Also, the Vice- Presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi and wife of the Presidential candidate, Judith Atiku Abubakar are from the state. Obi’s performance in the state as a governor under APGA and his retinue of aides; both those who joined him in PDP and those still in APGA fold will contribute to emergency of PDP either directly or indirectly at the coming elections. Among the PDP candidates are Uche Ekwunife, Senate—Anambra Central; Stella Odua, Senate—Anambra North; Chris Uba, renowned politician, Senate—Anambra South; Onyebuchi Offor, Minority Leader in Anambra state house of Assembly and younger brother of Sir Emeka Offor, re-contesting for Ekwusigo state constituency; etc. However, PDP’s likely weaknesses is that it is no longer at the central as it was those years it won all the National Assembly seats in the state. Again, the party may fail especially on the Presidential election if the APGA led state government succeeds in convincing the rural dwellers to vote for APGA at all levels. This is because larger percent of eligible voters who are always willing to vote are mostly ‘illiterates’ rural dwellers, who may find it difficult to differentiate between APGA and PDP while looking at the 3 ballot sheets (Presidential, Senate and Representative) that will be given to them at the polling booths.      

APC

Although APC is a ruling party at the centre, the party remains a proverbial hen standing on one foot in Anambra State political terrain. That is, the APC has not been universally accepted by Anambra voters. Thus, none of its candidate has won a seat till date, with an exception of about 6 who won seats at Anambra State House of Assembly, and Anambra Central Senatorial seat in the person of Chris Ngige, while the party was still known as Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). Generally, people of South East geopolitical zone especially Anambra people “view” or detest APC as Hausa or Islamic political party. Thus, as at today, APC has only a serving Senator, Andy Uba, who recently ported (decamped) from PDP to the party. Again, investigations show that majority of APC members are secretly nursing their wounds over the party’s controversial primaries elections that produced its States and National Assembly standard flag bearers. Another likely weakness that might rob the party an opportunity on the forthcoming general elections is court action that removed its elected state executive, and the party apparently not ready to adhering to the ruling, appointed a Caretaker Chairman. Nevertheless, three factors which might empower the APC to spring surprises at the election are if ‘vote buying’ and ‘federal might’ some political parties accused them of come to play, popularity of its candidates and position of APC/its logo on the ballot paper. Other winning portents of the party are influence of Chris Ngige and Ben Akabueze, who are serving minister and aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, federal government ‘trademoni’, and school feeding, road constructions, Ziks graveyard, and other federal government projects that suddenly rear their heads in the state barely two months to the general election. Among the party’s popular candidates are Senator Andy Uba, Anambra South; Senator Margery Okadigbo, wife of late Chuba Okadigbo, Anambra North; Sylvester Okonkwo, Anambra Central; etc.

YPP

Young Progressive Party (YPP) is a political party to watch in Anambra State probably due to popularity of its candidates especially in Anambra South senatorial zone. YPP’s both Presidential candidate, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, and Senatorial candidate for Anambra South, Chief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, hail from Nnewi, an industrial metropolitan city where indigenes and residence always support their own. For instance, in 2014 when Ubah was vying for Anambra State gubernatorial election under Labour Party (LP), APGA allegedly lost Nnewi (Nnewi North Local Government Area) to LP at both Local Government and Gubernatorial polls. In fact, APGA led government conducted Chairmanship election twice in that council area, and reportedly failed twice, leading the then State Governor, Peter Obi to impose Sole Administrator on that Council Area for almost 4 years while other 20 Local government areas enjoyed elected or executive Chairmen and Councillors. Ubah left APGA to YPP along with his teaming supporters following his disqualification to contest the APGA Anambra South Senatorial ticket. Like Ubah, there are hundreds of other aggrieved APGA members that left to fly the party ticket for state and national assembly polls due to their experiences at APGA primaries. Ekwealor Chinedu Thomas, (PhD) the party’s candidate for Senate, Anambra north was among those disqualified by APGA during its party’s primaries. Its Presidential flag bearer, Moghalu further ‘registered’ the party on the minds of electorates specifically the elites, who rated him high on the 2019 presidential debate. Another likely strength of the party is its position on the ballot paper. ‘Y’ alphabet will feature second to last where there is ZLP or last where there is no ZLP on the ballot papers of the various polls. So, it would be easier for the party to convince electorate on how to vote for them.

SDP

Social Democratic Party (SDP) has a striking logo, a horse, which needs no formal introduction on the voters eagle eyes. Again, the recent recognition of its 1993 Presidential flag bearer, MKO Abiola as winner of the annulled election contributed immensely in reviving the party’s spirit nationwide. Little wonder, SDP is currently battling with two Presidential candidates, court actions as well as controversial endorsement of a presidential candidate of another party. SDP is also one political party that witnessed influx of aggrieved APGA, APC and PDP members immediately after the National and State Assembly party primaries of the political parties in the state. One such a person is Sir Godson Ezenagu, candidate of SDP for Awka north/Awka south federal constituency. Ezenagu, a two term commissioner under APGA and two term candidate of APGA for the same election, who lost out of APGA primary, is allegedly enjoying supports of PDP, APGA and APC stalwarts secretly and publicly. The weaknesses of this political party is that many still view it as new political party, absence of senatorial, house of representatives and assembly candidates at some places and moneybags to boosts its popularity, and popularity of its candidates might rob them opportunity of emerging victorious.

It is now left for the eligible voters to make right choices by either voting in accordance with their conscience or to sale their PVC to the highest bidder as candidates of these political parties devise various means of outsmarting another on the electioneering campaign, with accusation of defacing of opponents campaign billboards, posters and so on.