here is something funny about the way politics is played in Great Britain. British politics is also unique; no written constitution but only traditions, old rules and customs to follow. Love or hate it, the UK is still the "first home" of many of today's largest democracies and emerging markets: India, the United States, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the list goes on. We all came from the Homeland, even though there is this smug arrogance at times from us in America about the Old Europe a la Donald Rumsfeld. But our relationship with Europe, especially England runs deep. Our historical umbilical cord and ties to the UK are still legendary and undeniable. Here in America, elementary history taught us that our relationship with the Motherland has been ruptured before, yet we are still the historical Siamese Twins that bond us together. Only England and Japan have had the effrontery to attack us on our soil. The British forces did on August 24, 1814 when they invaded us ostensibly to avenge our setting on fire the town of York in Canada which was a foreign territory of the British. The White House was set ablaze by the Brits and President James Madison and First Lady Dolley had to be evacuated and scurried to safety to Baltimore, Maryland. The Anglo-American War of 1812 was the last time the British ever messed with the United States. Of course, Japan wagged our tail at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and cursed themselves for ever venturing to take on the Dominant Super Power on earth. They paid dearly with Fat Boy in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Osama Bin Laden was the third person to mess with us and eventually ended up on the floor of the Arabian Sea. Of all places in Europe, the UK continues to amaze me. A tiny isthmus that once controlled the whole world, it's amazing! You wonder how they did it, yet it is not a place I will love to live. Don't get me wrong, it is a good place, but I loathe living in any place with too much tradition old rules and antiquated customs. And now wait for the real reason I am content with just visiting the Old Empire; you don't dream in England. No one has shattered the celling purposely erected by the Lord of the Manor of England. But that is about to change. This year, this moment and next month in world history, a half black man is about to shatter that glass ceiling just as Mr. Barack Obama did here in the United States nearly eight years ago. On Thursday May 7, 2015, Mr. David Cameron will lose his job as the prime minister of Great Britain.
I have been so fixated with the political events in my native Nigeria of recent that I almost "forgot" about the Homeland. So one night last week, My Director and Employer and Coach and Counselor, the Holy Spirit woke me up and gave directions as usual. With all its rich history and age, the ways politics is still played in the UK as I noted is funny, because everything still follows tradition and custom of yore. Many of today's youth can't understand why things have to be done clumsily in the age of the Internet in Great Britain. Why not vote directly for the man you want as your leader and president and cut through the chase of jockeying and horse-trading among elected parliamentarians who in turn choose a prime minister? Unlike our system here in America where we elect our president every four years and have one within 24 hours after voting, a parliamentary election like the one in Great Britain is to me too convoluted and cumbersome. You have to put more people in parliament first before you make a case for yourself to occupy 10 Downing Street. I find it outlandish, archaic and outmoded. In my native Nigeria, some political troglodytes even advocated a return to the parliamentary system of government the other day arguing it is more open, less cumbersome and less expensive to run. I disagree.
The presidential system of government is still the best as far as I am concerned. You know who to blame when things aren't moving as it should rather than spreading the blame around. The game of back-passing began in the Garden of Eden and since the fall of our First Parents, it has become ammunition to escape responsibility. The Lord God Almighty issued a straight and unambiguous command to Adam, our First Father thus in Genesis 2: 16-17: "And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." Nothing could be more direct than that command. Adam had a choice, just like you and I today: obey or disobey, belief or disbelief God. As it's the tradition with this Awesome God, when He tells us not to do something, He discloses to us the repercussions of flouting and disobeying His instructions. On the other hand, Satan, the archenemy of God and the notorious implacable foe of the human race will beguile us on why we should break God's law. It has always been disastrous for human beings when we go out on a limb on God and do it our way. This collective responsibility is what is wrong with parliamentary form of government. You go with your party on virtually everything. Do we ever wonder why Adam was punished with banishment from Edenic Presence in Genesis 3: 17: "To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,'…"This is exactly what is wrong with each and every one of us today. We scape goat all our slip-ups instead of fessing up and ask for forgiveness. We blame our environment, the school system, the way we were raised, our upbringing and many red herrings for some of the egregious behaviors of some people around us. Granted, all these factors do and can affect our lives, but they don't have to define who we are and how ultimately we run our individual race of life. Now I shudder on the effects of what such promotion of personal disinvestment in individual responsibility when elevated as a form of government known as the parliamentary system. In Nigeria, the system was so corrupted in the First Republic (1960-1966) that all manners of carpet-crossing and back-hand deals led to the collapse of that system. No one is saying the presidential system is unassailable and perfect, just like all human inventions, but it allows for personal responsibility. While parliamentary system promotes herd mentality, in the presidential, there is personal responsibility. May be this is why the world is hardly riveted by the British general elections compared with the buzz generated by our quadrennial presidential exercise here in America.
*Left: Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain will not return to his job at 10 Downing Street London after Thursday May 07, 2015 and Mr. Edward Miliband (Right) will be voted as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Be that as it may, a leader must emerge out of the five or six leading packs angling for Mr. Cameron's job come May 7, 2015. We aren't sure if a prime minister will even emerge on that day; another fault and drawback of the parliamentary system. But as revealed by the Holy Spirit and the King of kings, Mr. Edward Samuel Miliband will become the next Prime Minster of Great Britain after the British general elections of Thursday May 07, 2015. Mr. David Cameron will not return as the prime minister of Great Britain after the Brits go to the polls on Thursday May 7, 2015. The backhand realignment of political forces will occur, the wheeling-dealing will commence and horse-trading will take place outside the public glare but at the end of it all, Cameron will not return.
The wind of change is blowing across major countries of the world. The first wave of change began in the Old Soviet Republic in 1984. For 70 years, the Gilded Cage erected a world of autarky round itself; thoughts and ideas were hermitically curtailed and idealistic mind across the globe looked at communism as the elixir for their miseries and underdevelopment. Just as self-god is demonic so also the idea of humanism is satanic and un-godly. From the end of WW1 to 1984, million souls lived and died without knowing the True Lord God Almighty, the creator of the heavens and the universe and all that are in them. All those who planted and orchestrated the demon-god of communism in Russia were produced by England. The magus of this satanic ideology himself, Karl Marx lived and fertilized his demon in the UK. As prophesied, the Good Lord Almighty quietly worked in the background to break the back of communism. By 1984, the behemoth broke down into smithereens giving way to glasnost and perestroika and no one could put up the Iron Curtain again. No wonder, as Isaiah 45: 15 says: "Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel." The world may not pay homage and acknowledge this Sovereign Lord of the heavens and the universe, but He and only He opened up the Old Soviet and demolished communism, Hallelujah! Gradually the Lord God began to move around other areas of the world.
At the dawn of the New Century in the 1990s and toward the tail end of the 20th Century, the final wind of change as planned and blueprinted by the Lord God Almighty ended with the end of apartheid in the erstwhile laager. Everyone was surprised that apartheid could be uprooted in South Africa. The Racist Boers had boasted that their inhuman system would endure but a decade after their boast, just as Russia under communism was uprooted, apartheid was no more. All these were the strange, strong and silent handiwork of the Lord of lords and King of kings. The Almighty God had decreed no nation on earth would enter the New Millennium in 2000 without the opportunity to hear the Good News in tandem with His Promise in Matthew 24: 14: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come" (Mark 13: 10). Then the beginning of the aught era which we are in now began and we have only advanced into a decade and a half into this era. . This era indeed is an exciting era to be alive, because the power and awesomeness of the Lord God Almighty are about to be unleashed on this earth never before seen in human history. The new wave that is blowing around the world in the fifteen years into the New Millennium was already planned by the Most High God and He reveals it to His genuine prophets. We are not in the Last Days yet as most Christians are being told. During the Last Days, if you are able to survive a day, you will be happy and praise the Lord God Almighty, because as the Bible says in Matthew 24: 14:"If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." So brethren, we are not in the Last Days yet, so if you have packed your bag and baggage and ready to meet our Lord Jesus Christ, I have good news for you. All those things that our Lord Jesus Christ said MUST take place before His coming MUST take place before the Second Advent so go and unpack and occupy till our Lord returns. Surely, my Lord and Savior is returning for us, but before He returns, He wants us-you and me-to make His powers known to the people of the world. This is the Church Age. We have a lot to accomplish in this age and that is what the Lord is doing now in England, Europe, and the Americas and all over the world. That is why the Lord God Almighty is sending His children from Africa to all places around the world to manifest His Power and Glory in this Church Age. The Europeans that brought the Good News to Africa, the Dark Continent of yester-years are now receiving the Good News back from Africans. That is why it is not surprising to see Prime Minister David Cameron at the Redeemed Christian Church of England led by Pastor Enoch Adeboye the other day. I saw the picture and smiled. Cameron all of a sudden now visited the largest Pentecostal Church in his country because of the forthcoming general elections. Unfortunately, he came too late, because he isn't returning to 10 Downing Steet again as prime minister. He will lose the Thursday May 07, 2015 general election in England.
GODLY ADVICE TO MR KASHAMU BURUJI
"Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down." Again David asked, "Will the citizens of Keilah surrender me and my men to Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will."---1 Samuel 23: 11-12
Senator (?) Kashamu Buruji Should Think Twice: The people of Ogun West should have thought twice before allowing Mr. Buruji to represent them at the national assembly and Mr. Buruji himself should watch his back. He has made money through what is an open secret, but there is no hint he wants to become the biblical Matthew who openly oppressed his people by siding with the hated Romans and flaunted his ill-gotten wealth. What Mr. Buruji should have asked himself is: Do I really need this exposure or position as a senator? Can I hide as the people's representative in government and avoid being seen? By exposing himself as a lawmaker to prove a point to his former political benefactor; former President Olusegun Obasnajo, Mr. Buruji is matching on his own banana peel. As a senator he may have to serve in some senate committees and in that capacity will be forced to travel out of Nigeria. With GMB as president, Buruji has no more "covering" in Aso Rock, so he doesn't need this job. He should ask the relatives of Lanre Shittu of Lanre Shittu Motors in Suruler, Central Lagos where their master is currently cooling his feet. He should compare notes with the family members and friends of late Hon. Maurice Ibekwe. May be Mr. Buruji should consider relocating or returning back to Cotonou, Benin Republic. I doubt if he will be able to represent the people of Ijebu-West openly in the senate. Yes, he has proved a point that he's politically popular and relevant, at least among his Ijebu-Igbo people, but taunting the long arm of the United States openly in Abuja is the most foolish pride to display. As President Obama always reminds American enemies and other fugitives: "We'll find you, no matter where and when you are, the long arm of the United States will reach you and bring you to justice." You can't hide in plain sight as a senator, even with Nigeria's torrid reputation as a place of anything goes. The first act of deodorizing Nigeria's sinking and putrefying image is to hand over the likes of Buruji to us here to face justice, for whatever you sow, you shall reap. For as Proverbs 13: 11 aptly says: "Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow." GMB will do this and hand Buruji over to us. Our advice to Buruji: disappear like fart to anywhere you can find refuge and save yourself from the impending obloquy awaiting you rather than take the risk of hiding in plain sight in Abuja. Again, returning to the coconut groves of Cotonou will not be a bad idea. It is a place you are familiar with, instead of grappling with the wrack-braining task of passing bills at the national assembly.
Next week: We will begin a two-part series on why President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election as promised in this column two months ago. I will share some secrets in the inner recesses of power which have never appeared anywhere in Nigeria but known to certain individuals. Watch out. As I indicated in my open letter to Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, he lost the presidency as far back as last year but some fake spiritualists assured him he would win re-election. Many of these politicians are spiritually blind. They have surrounded themselves with spiritual charlatans who will tell them what their itching ears want to hear rather than the truth but as the Almighty God said in Luke 16: 15: "He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight." The genuine and real men and women of God are not those revered and highly valued by politicians.