By Magnus Effiong, Calabar
The Head of a religious organisation, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, (BCS), His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, has advised the federal government to revert to the old national anthem and return the country to the defunct 12 regions for Nigeria to have socio-economic and political stability.
The spiritual leader, who made the remarks in Calabar during a chat with Journalists, said that for Nigeria to “arise again and be that which she was ordained to be in God’s scheme of things in the world,” the country “must return to her 1st National Anthem which promotes unity and downplays tribalism and dentimentalism.
“Nigeria must revert to Calabar as its capital since the city of Calabar is now the city of the Tabernacle of the Godhead Personified on earth. Nigeria must return to the 12-States administrative structure which has been preordained by God Almighty. This being in replication of the 12 tribes of Israel.”
When asked about the possibility of these postulations, Leader Obu, who spoke through the BCS spokesman, Patriarch, Christ Shepherd Edet Archibong, said “with God all things are possible.”
Speaking also on the 2023 elections, Leader Olumba said “The forthcoming 2023 election is not going to be business as usual, neither is it going to be about the usual electioneering practices, replete will malpractices, vote buying, corruption and rigging. Rather it will be about competence.
“It should be stated that the fate of the election has already been decided by the Almighty Father. One thing is certain, no corrupt politician will be close to the presidential staff of office. Only those with the fear of God, pure in heart and of a humble spirit will win.
“Many will be taken aback by the 2023 election because something that has never happened in the history of Nigeria will happen, and it will shake the so called powerful politicians of Nigeria. The Holy Spirit is already in charge of the election.”
He advised against bloodletting during the elections and urged the political leaders of the country “to work synergistically and ensure the election runs smooth and fair devoid of electoral malpractices”
Leaders Obu further noted that “This year’s Independence Day celebration is a call for all leaders to drop tribal sentiments and work in unison as Nigeria belongs to all and it is for all. It is not only for the majority tribes, it is also for the minority tribes. None can and should claim sole ownership of Nigeria as Nigeria belongs to God Almighty.”