Rivers State governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that a prophet, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, prophesied to him that the supervising minister of education, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, would betray him once he becomes a minister in President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s cabinet.
The governor, however, said he thought the prophesy would not come to pass when he confronted Wike, who then was the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, and the minister swore with the lives of his children not to betray him.
Amaechi spoke yesterday at the thanksgiving service by Senator Magnus Ngei Abe at the Saint Barthâ€™s Anglican Church, Bera, in Gokana local government area of Rivers State.
He said: â€œSenator Magnus Abe said he does not believe in prophesies; but a prophet came and told me not to make Nyesom Wike a minister because he will betray me. The name of the prophet is Apostle Suleiman. I told the prophet to pray against it. When I confronted Nyesom Wike in the presence of China Chinye, he swore with his children that he will not betray me. Any man that swears with the lives of his children is a wicked man. He does not appreciate those children at all.â€
The governor stated that most of the crises he face as a governor were revealed to him after he fasted for 10 months before he regained his mandate through the Supreme Court in October 2007.
Amaechi said: â€œI am a prophet on my own; I prophesy to people. I told you before that I fasted for 10 months and I saw a lot of things beyond what the prophet told me. I saw all the things that came to pass in my governorship race. In fact, the prophet told me then that I will be governor and after that, these are things that will happen; and I told him that they were already revealed to me.â€
The governor vowed to mobilise the people of the state to thwart the governorship ambition of the minister, who also hails from the Ikwerre ethnic nationality with the governor.