In this interview with EBERE NDUKWU, Prophet Emmanuel Valentine, General Overseer, GO, Mega Fire Ministry, Kaduna Sate, describes Buhari presidency as good omen for Nigeria and that Samuel Ortom, Benue State governor will not disappoint the state.
Looking at his three months he has been in office, do you still believe in the promise of change by Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC?
I tell you frankly that President Buhari will do very well as the President of Nigeria. He will eventually emerge as the best President Nigeria has ever had because he is there as the President to correct a lot of things that has gone wrong. He has publicly declared his asset, meaning that he has no intention to embezzle from Nigeria’s sick account. Public Declaration of his asset shows good intention and these promises good for the nation. The major problem that has halted the growth of Nigeria is corruption as we have had so many corrupt leaders in the past; right from the time of independence. This is what has put this country in this state.
We have also had leaders who care only for their pocket, who does not have the interest of the nation at heart and these corrupt leaders of ours has actually put the entire nation in penury and dwindled our great resources. I believe President Buhari’s administration will be totally different from what we have been experiencing in Nigeria, he is trying his best to purge and cleanse the system, so Nigerians should please give him a chance because it is not going to be like a miracle, it will be a gradual process. I urge Nigerians to be patient with Buhari because he has very good intentions and will not disappoint.
You live in Kaduna but have always said that Governor Samuel Ortom will not disappoint the state, what’s the relationship?
The truth is that my dad is from Benue State while my mother is from Kaduna, so I’m from Benue, which is the state of my father. This is why I am so interested in anything that concerns Benue; I pray for the state and wish her the best because I’m from there.
I actually met the present governor through one of my daughters who is holding a political position in the state; she was the one who introduced me to him, then he was not yet a governor. I told him that he was going to be the governor of the state and before then, already someone else had already told him the same thin, so my prophecy was a confirmation of what was to be.
At that time he was a member of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and I told him that I see him becoming the governor, but not under the platform of PDP, which was the ruling party in Benue State then. It sounded strange to him because PDP was the party in power by then. He later decamped to APC, won the primaries and eventually became the governor.
Because I know he was ordained to be the governor of the state is the reason why I have continued to say that he would not fail the people.
After 100 days in office, do you think Governor Ortom’s administration is doing well?
To start with, Governor Samuel Ortom’s emergence as the governor of Benue Sate was divine; ordinarily he would not have been because he had a lot of odds against him from the physical perspective. He became the governor under the platform of APC which before then had no strong background in Benue State. God miraculously engineered his becoming the governor as a person He wants to use to bless the people of Benue State.
And I must say that he has done tremendously well already. He is a good Christian, God fearing and honest, he is a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God AND very humble. I see him taking Benue State to the Promised Land, because the fear of God is very paramount in everyone’s life, so anyone that has it, does things differently. I can candidly tell you that Benue has a God chosen governor.