Special Testimonial About Peter Obi That’s Not Known By Many
I met Mr. Peter Obi in Paris, sometime in 2016.
I was travelling to Nigeria and was waiting for our boarding to be announced. And there he was, just standing at the airport lobby like the rest of us ‘normal people’.
My first thought was, that can’t possibly be Mr. Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State. I mean, he was just standing there.
Yes, he was no longer in office, but at least a personal assistant, abi?
But he looked too much like Mr. Peter Obi, so I decided go and say hello.
“Good morning sir,” I started, then introduced myself. “Are you Mr. Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State?”
“Yes I am,” he kindly replied. Smiling, ever so kindly. Not a single air of superiority about him.
We exchanged pleasantries, and talked for a couple of minutes; then I asked him, “Do you speak Igbo, sir? I don’t know why we’re speaking English if we both speak Igbo.”
Yes, I know it sounds foolish now but that was the question I asked.
He chuckled and replied that I was speaking English to him, hence he responded in English.
We talked about this and that, and I thanked him for all he accomplished as a governor.
Soon, it was time to board, and we said goodbye.
Several hours later, I got up to use the toilet. The airplane was very quiet, most of the people were either sleeping or watching something. That was when I saw Mr. Peter Obi again. He was reading something, no, not something, he was reading his Bible!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I know he Is not contesting for the position of pastor of Nigeria, but it does say something about the man.
And He wasn’t reading it from a device (I wouldn’t have noticed if that was the case, just walking down the aisle). He had his Bible, the book itself.
I’ve met a few celebrities or ‘famous’ people while travelling and I have never asked to take a picture with them. Me, I like to respect myself.
But there was something about this man. And suddenly, all I heard about him and all he did as governor, came to mean more.
He has a good foundation, he is a structure that will stand the test of time (or Nigeria as I think of it now).
So I went and got my phone, and politely asked if we could take a selfie, and he obliged.
He actually took the picture himself, with my phone, because he is taller than me and when I tried to take the picture, it didn’t look good so I left it in the capable hands of Mr. Peter Obi.
I thanked him for the picture and went back to my seat.
Now, there was a man, Sydney Granville Elton, or Pa Elton, as he came to be fondly called. As a young man growing up in England, he heard the LORD speak to him to locate a town called Illesha.
He searched and confirmed such a town existed, and spent the next 50 years of his life there, died and was buried there as he desired.
Pa Elton arrived to an ongoing revival in Ilesha and would come to mentor Pa Babalola and other great men of God, the likes of Bishop Benson Idahosa, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, Bishop Emeka Nwankpa, Pastor Gbile Akanni, Bishop Francis Wale Oke etc.
The above was just to introduce Pa Elton. Pa Elton was no stranger to the prophetic. Now this is one of his prophecies over Nigeria:
“Africa is like the gun and Nigeria is the nozzle. There will come a time when Nigeria will be known for corruption.
But a time will come also, when she will be known for righteousness. Nigeria and Nigerians will be known all over the world for corruption.
Your name Nigeria will stink for corruption but after a while, a new phase will come a phase of righteousness.
People from the nations of the earth will hold to a Nigerian and say, We want to follow you to your nation to go and learn righteousness.”
– Pa Sydney Granville Elton.
Have we experienced the time when the Name Nigeria stank for corruption? Is it time for the other part of the prophecy to be fulfilled? Are we ready to take our place as the giant of Africa?
May we be as the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times!
May it please the LORD to take away our reproach!
May we suffer hunger now (if need be), refuse politics of the belly, and create a country we would be proud of!
Remember, everything rises and falls with leadership.
Our past leaders were not strangers; they came from among us or from the corruption among us and corruption has permeated every fibre of our lives, and our leaders justly reflected that.
I sincerely hope that the sun is setting on corruption in Nigeria and the dawning of a new day is within our reach.
Nigeria is way too rich to be poor. Poverty should not be associated with a country that is blessed like Nigeria.
Nigeria, with her wealth of diverse people and natural resources, CAN truly, in every sense of the word, be the giant of Africa – the trigger that allows Africa to take her rightful place.
What Nigeria lacks is good leadership! If you are still uncertain as to the importance of good leadership, look at the state of our country despite its enormous natural resources.
Mr. Peter Gregory Obi is the most credible and eligible candidate we have.
I said to myself, Mr. Peter Obi must do whatever it takes to give Nigerians the option to vote for him and ensure that he will be on the ballot paper, come what may. And he has started that process.
May God Bless Nigeria with Mr. Peter Gregory Obi.