“If Buhari Wins, Nigeria ‘ll Be Like Paradise” – Lagos-based Prophet Moses Iloh
March 15, 2015 – “If Buhari Win, Nigeria ‘ll Be Like Paradise” – Prophet Moses Iloh Says Pastors Collecting Money From Jonathan Are Stupid
Excerpts from a recent interview with 85-year-old Prophet and founder of Soul Winning Chapel in Lagos, Moses Iloh.
Are you happy with the present situation in the country?
I am so sad and that is my only challenge. The only thing that makes me not sleep today is Nigeria, nothing else. Outside that, I would tell you I have no challenges, no problem. I can’t sleep the whole day, the whole night. I’m just thinking of Nigeria and at times, the problem tends to want to make me hate humanity but I do not hate humanity because human beings are created by God .
I feel sad particularly what the elites are doing to Nigerians. l don’t know whether to pray for God to punish them but I keep on praying for them to repent. This is one prayer I pray so much that I don’t see an answer as rapid as I expect. Nigeria is my only problem.
How do you see the coming elections?
Today, politics in Nigeria is an act of utter wickedness, bitterness, hatred, bitterness and avarice. I am convinced that devil is in charge of Nigeria now. A lot of political leaders today are all liars. Most of them worship vampires, whether they call themselves Christians or not. This is where I get angry with Christians in Nigeria .Christians in Nigeria should be able to discern what spirit is controlling Nigeria and let Nigeria be a normal nation but instead the Christians are confused.
What is your assessment of the current administration?
Jonathan’s administration is a disaster. I will explain this to you. May be he does not know that he is not capable of being a president. This is one of General Olusegun Obasanjo’s greatest errors and I think it’s upsetting him now. He has found out now that it is greatest disservice to Nigeria and humanity.
You see when you are going to pick anybody as a leader you should always look at the background of that individual. Even if you have PhD first of all you investigate what is the background of that fellow. What is his home upbringing? Investigate this.
There are poor people who raised their children in a super way. Zik’s father was another example. He was not a rich man but an ordinary policeman. Anybody who is trying to look for a president for Nigeria let us have a private committee to investigate what is his upbringing , what exposure does he have?
Instead of talking about degree of Buhari, why don’t you talk of the upbringing of individuals? Why don’t you talk about his moral standards? As for me, degrees are not what we need. We need a good leader; we need to see the background of our leaders
Can you confirm that N6 billion allegedly given to CAN for partisan politics?
That is between them and their God. Anybody who takes money from the devil will pay for it. I want to believe that nobody took the money. If they took that money, they should quickly return it and go back to Lord. God knows them all.
The way this Jonathan election is going might eventually lead to church leaders losing respect and integrity .Some Christians are so stupid and naïve. If you are a Christian, you should know what is wrong and what is right. A thief is a thief. If they took that money God sees them. If you sow seed, you are going to see your rewards. The things I hear anger me and I begin to say to myself shall there be church in Nigeria at the end of the elections?
My feeling is that the president will do what he could do to destroy the country if he does not win. The danger about our president is that he had around him wrong advisers. He should have employed a Prophet Nathan that would tell him the truth always.
If you give this country to Buhari, this country will change in four years. This country will become a Paradise but I have one fear: the forces against Buhari are too many. God should protect and guide him.
When are you going to retired from active service?
I will retire when God calls me. I am 85 years old and it is not by might or my power not by my might .God never told me he would make me a millionaire. When God says ‘son, I want you back home’ then I go. But I cannot be alive and just keep quiet. I want to warn Christians that if we do not handle these elections honestly, transparently, courageously and righteously, if we followed the wrong thing, the elections would come and go but the church leaders would have lost at least 80per cent of their respect .
Look at this government how they treat church leaders with ignominy; they treat church leaders like beggars just because someone is making money in the government. He keeps them (church leaders) to be waiting for him those older than his forefathers. No respect for us and if we do not take time it would be worse after the elections. I am sure Buhari will restore the respect for the Church leaders
Are you not afraid of being attacked for your strong views?
No, no, I don’t care. I am not hostile. I don’t plant hostility. I have no fear; I respect human lives. I tell the truth. I don’t plant hostility. Why should I? Truth can never die.
[Reported By Taiwo Abiodun, The Nation]