The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to comment made by Reverend Father Mbaka about president Buhari, during his church’s cross-over service, according to Independent reports. The prophecy comment made by Father Mbaka was that if Buhari did change his style of leadership, Nigerians will change come the 2019 general election.
However, Father Mbaka was a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2015 campaign, had asked that the president not contest for reelection come 2019, but the party national secretary party’s national secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, has reacted to the comment.
He described the president’s strategy for fighting corruption as archaic, adding that he was advised by “the Lord” to tell the president he shouldn’t “come out for second tenure” and “retire peacefully.”
Bolaji Abdullahi, speaking to Independent, said a prophecy is a matter of “personal conviction,” and a political party cannot take critical decisions based on prophecies. He said:
We cannot run a political party by prophecy. Prophecy is a matter of personal conviction or personal belief. The party cannot act based on any kinds of prophecies because we are not operating on that. We only act based on what is politically correct. People are free to believe such prophecies but our party will not act or take critical decisions based on prophecies.