A cleric, Pastor Gabriel Adegboye has declared himself as the next President of the country, pointing out that God had revealed to him that the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari would last only four years.
Adegboye, who alongside other members of his Save Nigeria 2019 movement addressed journalists in Ibadan, said he had spiritual impartation of resolving the crisis, killings in the North East and other parts of the country as well as ensuring economic development.
Describing the Boko Haram crisis as a spiritual attack on the country from North Africa, Adegboye said he had the solution to ending terrorist attacks in the North East, within three months.
When asked on what platform he intended to become President, Adegboye said the movement was negotiating with political parties and would adopt the party that agreed with its agenda.
“God sent me to become the next President of Nigeria. Over the years, God has been speaking to me and I have been communicating with past Presidents, even the incumbent President, concerning the way to resolve the crisis across the country and ensure economic development. God has given me the new agenda for this country.
“We have all it takes to take the presidential seat come 2019. God has revealed to me that the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari is only four years. And the next person that will take over the mantle of leadership is Pastor Gabriel Adegboye.”
“Beginning from the Niger Delta crisis in 1990, God spoke to me that there will be a crisis and when the crisis came, they looked for me. I was asked by the then Delta State Governor, and we addressed the issues spiritually and we conquered the crisis.
“After that, God spoke to me about the issue of Boko Haram. Since 2009, I have been working on the issue of Boko Haram. I was with former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2013, at Aso Rock. I also wrote a letter to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo because God gave me the solution to Boko Haram crisis.
“The Boko crisis is a spiritual attack on this country. It came from North Africa. This group attacked Egypt and removed Mubarak, their former President; they attacked Tanzania; they attacked Libya and succeeded in killing their President, Muammar Ghaddafi. On their way to Nigeria, they attacked Mali and Niger Republic. I have the answer to the entire crisis in the country.
“If federal government needs a solution to the crisis of Nigeria today, if I am invited, I promise that within three months, there will be peace in the North East,” he said.
Responding on whether the movement had the needed war chest to embark on the political processes, he said the movement boasted of 39 million members.
Adegboye, however, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reduce the cost of nomination from so as to engender more participation by Nigerians willing to contest to be President.
“INEC is capable of conducting a free and fair election but it should reduce the fee to purchase nomination form from N27.5 million so that there is room for all Nigerians that are willing to participate to do so,” Adegboye said.