Senator Hope Uzodinma, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 9 March Imo State governorship election, will take over as the next governor of the state, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has prophesied.
Mbaka stated this in his New Year message delivered during his 2019 Passover ministration held at his Adoration Ground on Tuesday night.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the governorship election.
Uzodinma launched appeals against the declaration but Ihedioha’s election was affirmed by both the governorship election tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
The APC candidate has filed his last appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge Governor Ihedioha’s election.
But Mbaka declared that “God is raising a new hope for Imo State”, adding that the overturn will shock a lot of Nigerians.
The catholic priest also warned persons who may feel offended by the declaration not to come after him in vengeance, noting that he is only a messenger of God.
He said: “Many things are going to happen in Nigeria this 2020 that will shock countrymen and countrywomen but all would be to God’s glory.
“In spite of all that would happen this 2020, there is hope.
“In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope … hope in Imo State!
“Imo people have suffered (but) God is raising a new hope that would be an agent of salvation for them.
“He’s coming with a new flag to restore the dignity of that noble land. A new leadership that will break barriers and there would be joy in the land of Imo.”
He added: “Lift your candles as I bless Hope Uzodinma; and I empower him to, spiritually, to take over. How, I do not know.
“Please, if you heard that there would be a new government in Imo and you don’t like the message; if I say, Hope, you can say hopeless but do not fight me.
“I am saying this in respect to those who may want to come after me because of the message. If you do that, the God of Moses, Elijah and Elisha will deal with you. I am only a messenger of God.”
Dignitaries present at the event include Uche Ogar, Minister of State for Mines and Solid Minerals, and his wife.