Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was president of Nigeria between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Obasanjo was just back from prison following his indictment in an alleged phantom coup against late Sani Abacha Bishop Wale Oke, while talking about his 60th birthday, mentioned how and when he anointed the former president Like David was anointed king as told in the Bible, the holy book of the Christians, it has been revealed that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was anointed to be president of Nigeria in 1999.
Bishop Wale Oke, a popular Christian preacher based in Ibadan, Oyo state, is the man who anointed Obasanjo, who had just regained his freedom after being jailed by a military dictator, Sani Abacha. Obasanjo was chosen as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election that ushered Nigeria into its present democracy and Bishop Oke has said he anointed the former president in the latter’s Abeokuta, Ogun state home in 1999.
The Weekly Post reports Oke, who is the presiding bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries as saying he acted on God’s instruction in carrying out the exercise then. Oke made this revelation while addressing journalists on his plans to mark his 60th birthday. According to him, God revealed that Obasanjo would be president after Abdulsalami Abubakar and that he should be anointed for that office. He said just out of prison, Obasanjo did not know of God’s plans for him.
Oke said he asked pastors in Ogun state, where Obasanjo hails from, if they have his contact, but they replied in the negative. He revealed that by divine arrangement, a cleric of another church in Abeokuta, invited him to preach in his church. Oke said he then asked his colleague if he had Obasanjo’s contact and that the clergyman told him that Stella, Obasanjo’s late wife, worshipped in the church. He said when he told Obasanjo that he would be the next president of Nigeria, the former president said: “No. What did I forget at the State House that I want to go back for?”
Reverend Francis Wale Oke
He said Obasanjo first refused to be so anointed as directed by God, but that two weeks after, former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, visited the former president and dragged him into politics. “The rest is history today,” the bishop said. Concerning his 60th birthday, Oke said: “I don’t want to count years. I prefer to count achievements. “The impact God has used me to make in the lives of others and in my generation is more important.”
He further pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure his government diversified the economy to ease the challenges faced by the citizens of the country. While noting that God has a solution for the problems facing the country, he asked President Buhari to urge Nigerians to constantly pray. Obasanjo successfully served the country as president between 1999 and 2007. However, the later end of his second term was marred in controversies, one of which was the report that he actually attempted a third term in office. The former president recently expressed his fear for Nigeria following the various agitations that have taken over the country.