By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Secretary General of the Association of West African Monarchs (AWAM), Comrade Eliot Afiyo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be on the path to glory in 2023, if Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed emerges president.
He expressed this in Accra Ghana on Friday night, while delivering the closing remarks at the AWAM gathering.
“Your Eminences, Highnesses, Majesties and my fellow Comrades. It is a privilege to be invited once again to give a closing remarks having done the same last week in Quagadogou.
“You will recall that I was with the francophone countries in Quagadogou last week where I told them that a Messiah is coming from Nigeria in 2023 to free the West African sub- region from every form of poverty and slavery,” he said.
According to him, despite all pressures from within and outside the West African sub-Region, he refused to disclose the Messiah.
“But learning from our mistakes and experiences in the past roundtables where our collective decisions and resolutions were misinterpreted and implemented, it seems absolutely necessary for me to disclose the Messiah in waiting who will by His grace, takes us to our Canaan land.
“This Messiah is nobody but Senator Bala Mohammed, the present Governor of Bauchi state of Nigeria,” he said.
Comrade Afiyo stated clearly that this is not a wish, but a strong believe and it is so.
“The truth is that Bala Mohammed is a special divine gift to Nigeria by God who will free Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general, from every form of entanglement by Pharaoh come 2023.
“It is very unusual and unexpected of me to come out publicly to announce my choice for Nigeria’s president. But the truth is that Nigeria is presently faced with a very unusual situation with requires a very unusual approach and actions.
“Furthermore, the agents of evil have taken over all facets of Nigeria and as such, it requires programmatic, proactive and timely identification and international support towards 2023 in order to ensure that power changes hand.
“My revered elders and comrades, I will to assure you that Senator Bala Mohammed has the capacity to secure and develop Nigeria and if such a person is gracefully given the opportunity to lead Nigeria, he will graciously and gloriously ensure peace and stability which are necessary ingredients for progress and development.
“This is a man from all indications and ramifications, that exhibits brilliance, intelligence, honesty, transparency, fairness, boldness, courage and humility without religious or ethnic sentimental hoarseness. Above all, he is an embodiment of justice and fear of God.
“He is such a person that listens and takes decisions based on nationalistic approach and verifiable acoustic tendencies or leanings.
“He has a very high sense of conviction, judgemental reasoning, puritanistics belief and cinematic negotiating acumen and ability.
“Such a person with these attributes and ideals as a way of life, if given the opportunity to lead Nigeria, will only be compared with the likes of the Sankaras, Mbomas, Sadaunas, Awolowos, Azikiwes and the Boros,” he said.
He concluded that their support for Senator Bala Mohammed to emerge as the President of Nigeria in 2023 is a clear support for the peace, unity and progress of not only Nigeria but the West African sub -Region.
Afiyo was speaking in hisclosing remarks as the Secretary -General of the Association of West African Monarchs (AWAM) and the President of the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) during the 17th Biennial roundtable discussions by selected Traditional Rulers and Youth leaders from the Anglophone West African countries which held between 23rd to 25th of February 2022 in Airport View Hotel, Accra Ghana.