NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Leader of the Christian-Muslim Advocacy Initiative, Prophet Iwu Jideogu Ogbu has said that God revealed to him that the presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP and former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso would be Nigeria’s president come 2023.

Recall that Kwankwaso, a former chieftain of both the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the governing All Progressives Congress APC had recently joined and clinched the presidential ticket of the NNPP, which had been in existence for over 20 years but has remained relatively unpopular compared to the two other frontline parties; the PDP and APC.

Speaking in Lagos during a press conference in Lagos Friday, Prophet Ogbu said though he has not met Kwankwaso for the first time before the revelation, God first gave him the revelation in 2014 when He (God) told him that it was “a man from Kano” that would become the president in 2023 and that God has also reaffirmed that to him at several other times.

He also said that God has destined the NNPP flagbearer to address many of the myriads of challenges bedevilling the country comprising insecurity, dwindling economic fortunes, worsening disunity and religious intolerance among the citizens, adding that he would also spearhead the attainment of fiscal federalism being clamoured for by many Nigerians.

“Before this revelation, I have neither met nor known this man called Kwankwaso. The first time God gave me this revelation was in 2014 when he (Kwankwaso) contested the presidential ticket of the APC with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in which Buhari emerged the party’s flagbearer”, he said.

When asked how such a prophesy could come true given the current political realities where candidates from the two major parties; the PDP and APC are believed to have better chances of emerging the country’s president given their wide- spread acceptance and structure, he said: “It is an issue of faith, the ways of God are different from those of man, this is what God has revealed to me and I believe Him totally and completely.”

Stakeholders believe that the emergence of Kwankwaso, who has a movement with many followers across the northern region might be a major threat to the two frontline parties. This belief was reinforced by the reconciliation between Kwankwaso and Ibrahim Shekarau, also a former governor of Kano State, who also joined the NNPP to what many believed would be the third force that might spring surprises in the forthcoming general elections.

Meanwhile, founder and chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has been speaking on the chances of the party in the 2023 general elections, saying that there is something divine that is propelling the party into prominence.

He disclosed that the party, which was formed in 2001, is not really new and has over the years, remained resilient against all odds in meeting the requirement of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, especially in maintaining structures in two-thirds of the federation.

According to him, the chances of the party’s flagbearer in becoming the next president of Nigeria are very bright, given current realities across the country’s political landscape, where the citizens have severally expressed disdain for the old order and earnestly desire good governance that would translate to security of lives and property as well as economic prosperity.

He said: “The 2023 election, especially the presidential election would not be on party basis but on individual basis, where consideration would be given to track records, integrity and the individual’s merit and this is where Kwankwaso stands out.

“What is important now is the interest of Nigerians because the citizens are tired of the old order dogged by corruption and inefficient government systems. NNPP is poised to delivering good and quality leadership that would transform the lives of the people, these things are not really rocket science, but it is all about the willingness to do things right and this is what the NNPP stands for.”