Mr David Lyon was sacked as governor-elect of Bayelsa State, barely 24 hours to his inauguration by the Nigeria Supreme Court.
The apex court led by Justice Mary Odili nullified the election of Mr Lyon because his deputy-governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, was alleged to have committed perjury by “chameliously and fraudulently using different names as it suits him.” The court added that the said deputy did not approach lawful authorities to correct the multiple names on his certificates. For that reason, the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Mr Lyon and Degi-Eremienyo.
David Lyon who is been deprive of an election he won legitimately is a brethren in the vineyard of Christ. When Mr David Lyon came to The SCOAN to share his testimony, in Thanks-Given for what the Lord has done for him, Prophet TB Joshua implored Lyon that he wanted to see the Deputy-Governorship candidate, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo – because he was seeing an obstacle. However, the said deputy governorship candidate insisted that he would not come to The SCOAN because he is a Secretary-General to the Brotherhood of the cross and star, popularly know has Olumba Olumba.
After Degi-Eremienyo refused to come – despite several invitations from TB Joshua – the man of God declared that it was too early for Lyon to share his testimony and that the situation still required serious prayers. He was however given a public recognition by the Prophet during the SCOAN Live Sunday Service but, he was not allowed to share his testimony.
Nevertheless, the judgement from the supreme court came as a surprise to many. Especially since the issue is a technical issue and it has nothing to do with Mr Lyon candidature or his electoral victory – he scored the Majority vote. The people voted for him as their governor. How can the supreme court nullify the will of the majority? Why not instead sack the deputy-governorship candidate that is been alleged to have made us of multiple names. How can one justified an innocent man to suffer for the sin of another man and the will of the majority truncated?
Even the opposition governorship candidate that has now been sworn in as the governor has been confirmed, did not meet the constitutional requirement to be sworn in as a governor. And recently the said deputy-governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo was found to be pledging allegiance to the opposition candidate, Senator Duoye Diri, who has now been sworn in as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State. Creating more room for suspicion than meet the eyes – making it seems that it was a well planned moved to see that Mr Lyon the legitimate winner of the election was not sworn in.
However, this shocking episode did not come as a surprise to us. It was a well-expected event. Remember our warning specifically to those that have publicly associate with the Prophet. We warn them to be very careful. Because they have been marked for target by powerful forces that are after the fall of the Prophet. Those warnings are from credible intelligent security sources.
We warn that we are all a target. Since they cannot get the Prophet directly, these powerful establishments are after those around the Prophet. Public figures like politicians, public administrators, civil servant, pastors and others you can think of. Their image will be targeted and their reputation tarnished. There will be organised administrative injustice towards them and this they will do with the backings of the news media and paid journalist. All in a scheme targeted at the Prophet. Since they have tried countless time to bring the Prophet down and they have not succeeded they are now going after those around him.
Just as we will keep praying for God to give justice to Mr Lyon and the majority of the people of Bayelsa State that voted for him. This should serve as a lesson to us all believer. we should be careful with those we associate with. We should not be equally yoked with men whose integrity are questionable. We should also learn to seek guidance from the Prophet of God before we make some critical decisions.
We need to know that the world hates righteous men. They are after us. Because they know that when righteous men stay in the position of authority, evil cannot prevail. The devil is using his agents to target the righteous and we have to be prayerfully and watchful as we take our guide in the authority we have in Christ Jesus.
Always put it in mind that the enemies are still out there. The blood of the saints – the Martyrs of Faith are in their hands and they are doing everything within their power to bring the Prophet to a fall. Watch and pray for evil times are ahead.
Let him that has an ear hear!