River State born Prophet Itode Iloye, popularly known as Commander CSI, the president and founder of Daba Ministries aka Prophetic Embassy, who has his headquarter the at Port Harcourt. He has been in ministry for over 35years. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the political situation in the country. Our correspondent Clemms Emmanuel captured this in an exclusive interview
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE PRESENT STATE OF THE NATION?
The present state of the nation is laughable. People say it is a zoo but to me, its not a zoo but a but a bit confusing . Many people are suffering and smiling, in the next election they will still vote forr who is responsible for their sufferings. I said it 3years ago in my interview with Daily Champion Newspaper that Nigeria will see things both the good, bad and urgly. Nigeia will see what they have never experienced in this administration. I said it before that Nigeria is like a broken nation presided over by a man that has been trying to put it in order but he seems a bit incapacitated. When a nation sins against God, God will give them situation that is commensurate with their situation with God. That is what it looks that the country is facing. But all hope isn’t lost.Nigeria has not seen anything …President Muhammed Buhari is a God sent to discipline Nigeria. It is said to Governors some few days ago that Nigerians should brace up for more suffering thereby vindicating my earlier stand .
2019 ELECTION IS AROUND THE CORNER, HAS GOD SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT OR WHAT SHOULD NIGERIA EXPECT?
This is democracy and democracy is Government of the people, for the people and by the people. God has no business with you guys.. they have made decision of who they want and God does not interfere with anything that concerns man without permission. It is only when you call God that He answers as the bible says Call upon me in the days of trouble. What Nigerians should expect from the next election might be selections not elections . But, all hopes are not lost that is why we must be positive and look up to Lord!
PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT THIS BUHARI IS NOT THE ONCE BUHARI WE KNEW, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE?
The question should be directed to the Presidency.. The question should be directed to the wife of the President…The question should be directed to the Journalist to investigate.
OSIBANJO IS A PASTOR, DO YOU THINK HE HAS PERFORMED in LIKE ONE?
If you say Osibanjo is a lawyer, I can agreed wit you. How many church has he pastor? Sometimes the way Redeemed and Winners chapel church made their pastors at times makes me wonder. You can never make a pastor in Assemblies of God church without being a pastoral school for 4-5 years… You can never make a Catholic Priest without spending up to 20years In Seminary. Some churches will just come up on what they called Leadership Training, and after 3years of training, you are now a pastor., As a Pastor, you should not be telling lies.
A LOT OF CHURCHES HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF LAUNDERING MONEY FROM POLITICIANS, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE SIR?
The Bible says The church is moving on and the gate of Hell shall not prevail. Church doesn’t launder money, I don’t believe church people or clergies are money launderers. People are frustrating in government so they are looking for God, they go to pastors and give them any amount of money to help meet God for them. If Government are doing what they are support to do, nobody will go to any pastor give them money to intercede on their behalf. They feel pastors can talk to God on their behalf that’s why they take them as their second god.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE WAY FORWARD?
In Israel, Israelites don’t protect their country with prayers, they protect their country with arms. If their country is doing bad, Israel will hit the street and demands for a resignation. The day Nigeria will start learning and our spiritual leaders(Pastors, Bishop, Prophet, etc) will sit up and tell members the truth, Nigeria will become better. The government of the country is a government that satisfied themselves, they don’t do what the people want.