In a bid to be sure of what becomes the fate of his party and President Goodluck Jonathan as the nation looks forward to the general elections, Dr. Leonard Olalekan Shogunle, decided to embark on spiritual journey to Pakistan, Indian and China to consult the oracle.
Having had words with the oracle in the foreign land, Shogunle, a retired Captain in the Nigerian Army and a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos shared his experience with Saturday Independent in an exclusive interview, saying that the oracle pronounced victory for President Goodluck Jonathan in 28 of the 36 states in the country.
Asked what informed his decision to embark on the journey, when there are countless oracles in the country, he said: “Don’t assume I was kidding with my submission. I am a real Lagosian born in the Mainland during the Lagos Colony. I am 69 years old. My great grandfathers, though, migrated from Abeokuta in Ogun State to settle in Lagos, we own Abule Onigbagbo in Maryland.
“I am from Lagos Mainland so I am a real Lagosian. If I asked a spiritualist to do that for me in the country, some people would have doubts and rubbish the fellow.
“This year’s general election is no joke. Nigerians must be guided in the right direction.
“Last month, I went to Pakistan, Indian and up to the extreme end of China in Yung where I consulted celestial board of oracles from the orbit. I wanted revelation concerning the political situation in Nigeria. I was told nothing would stop the victory of Jonathan in 28 states including Lagos State.
“I was told that although there would be some uproar in some states after Jonathan is announced as winner, that would eventually die down with time. The oracle said General Mohammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) was no match for him.
“As a person, I believe in the prophecy because even in the Bible, oracle was consulted when Jonah was swallowed by a shark. I was told that apart from winning the 28 states, the President would record over 70 per cent of the total votes cast in 11 other states.
He said : “Yes, the chief priests in those countries spoke to me. They were not black people like us. Their languages were interpreted to me. There were signs they gave me that the victory of Jonathan was certain. I did the same thing before the 1999 election and the oracle predicted that somebody from the prison would win the presidential election and I gave my support to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.