Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church and former presidential candidate of the Fresh Party, Kris Okotie, has alluded occultist connections with President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration for re-election on 11 November. Okotie posted the comment on his Facebook page on Friday. He said, “The implication of Dr. Jonathan’s declaration on that day (11-11-2014) has occult significance. When the number is repeated, it takes a greater ritualistic intensity. “In this case, we have 11-11-11, because when you add the date 11-11-2014 as a year together, you arrive at 11 also. This is in consonance with occult numerology. “In the pre-natural world, the number 11 is a powerful occult number, it represents judgment, destruction and death of man. Each digit in the 11-11-2014 date, when added together, viz: 1+1+1+1+2+0+1+4, you get 11. That’s why the declaration was done on 11/11/2014, which is the highest level of occult numerology. “This sacred number in the occult world demonstrates an appeasement of the powers of darkness to favour the supplicant. The name of Satan in Latin is LVX. L is 50, V is 5 and X is 10. When you add that together, you get 65. When you add 6 + 5, you get 11. Satan’s number is 11.” The pop star-turned-pastor wondered if the date of the declaration merely coincided with his purported interpretation or deliberately orchestrated. Okotie subsequently convinced himself that “Since 11 represents judgment, destruction and death of man, can we extrapolate from the experiences of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration so far that number 11 has been prevalent in our nation? Has there been spiritual judgment, has there been destruction and death on a large scale? You, be the judge.” He added: “President Jonathan does not belong to the Davidic genealogy; he belongs to the house of Saul and invokes the spirit of Jeroboam. He swears by the Lord and Malcham. He that hath an ear let him hear.” Okotie said the Christian body would have shown more wary if they knew the implication of his interpretations than their tacit endorsement of the president. “If the Church of Jesus Christ appreciates this understanding, they’ll be more reluctant to gravitate in the direction of President Jonathan, even though the leadership of CAN and PFN have made a subtle endorsement of his candidacy,” he said.