Popular cleric, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, better known as Odumeje ‘The Lion’, founder of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, has declared that only the Igbos can fix Nigeria’s economy.
Prophet Odumeje made the declaration on Saturday in Abia when he paid a visit to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, at his Camp Neya residence in Igbere.
It was reported that the controversial Onitsha-based cleric, arrived Kalu’s hometown at exactly 2pm. He was accompanied, on the visit, by members of his church.
Odumeje, upon sighting Kalu, entertained the senator with his dramatic moves and slangs. He also expressed happiness for gaining access to Kalu after several attempts.
His visit comes days after Kalu made first entrance into the Southeast following his release from Kuje custodial centre. It also comes as several groups and individuals are throwing weight behind Kalu to emerge as Nigeria’s president in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on 2023 and the Igbo presidency, during the visit, Prophet Odumeje declared that Orji Kalu is qualified and competent enough to lead Nigeria.
His exact words, “It is our time, it is our time. Kalu, where we are now… is competent enough to lead Nigeria …, to take over the position [of Nigeria’s president] in 2023.
“We have the leaders. Only an Igbo [man] can resuscitate the economy of Nigeria, we are the ones that will handle it. We are the ones that will make the economy of Nigeria to be good, and enjoyable.”
The controversial Onitsha-based cleric also declared that the Igbo presidency in 2023 was a divine mandate and a moving train, adding that, “and nothing can stop it.”
Responding, the visibly elated Senator Orji Kalu thanked Prophet Odumeje for finding time to visit him, with a promise of a return visit to the cleric during his tour to Onitsha in earnest.