‘God is against it’
The General Overseer of the Trinity Saints Church of Christ, Lagos,
Prophet Marcus Tibetan has warned President Olusegun Obasanjo not to
contemplate running for a third term in office. He said that God was
against the planned extension and that no matter the scheming of the
president, he could not stay in office beyond 2007.
Tibetan, at a press
conference in Lagos to herald the launch of his new book on predictions
for year 2006, as well as the formal opening of his church, said that the
wrath of God would be on the president if he insisted on going for another
Answering questions on
the state of the nation, the prophet who for several years was a senior
pastor with the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Elisha Parish, declared
that man made-problems were the only threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
“ Nigeria’s democracy
is still at its infancy. It will be better not to do anything that can
jeopardise the polity as at now. The only problem that this nation may
have to contend with would be man-made political problems. The majority of
the people want this democratic experiment to succeed and blossom; they
want to see it grow, but if the president should embark on anything
unreasonable, it will not augur well as it is against the will of God for
him and the country.”
The issue of extending
President Obasanjo’s tenure has lately assumed a central position for
political discourse both at home and abroad. At home, the Manufacturers
Association (MAN) declared that except the extension takes place, the
gains made so far from the administrations policies would be lost before
they take root.
But Ghanian president,
John Kuffor, also during the week, told Obasanjo to resist the temptation
of going for a third term.