Traditional religion adherents under the umbrella of Ancient Religion Societies of African Descendants International Council (ARSADIC), have urged Nigerians to shun calamitous predictions by groups and individuals who have predicted that Nigeria will be doomed or seized to exist after the 2019 general elections.
They made this known on Wednesday while revealing some of the messages from Ifa (divination), to Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections during the second annual general meeting and peace prayer service for Nigeria and Diaspora organised by ARSADIC at Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Oke Mogun, Ile Ife, Osun State.
ARSADIC which is a conglomeration of traditional religion associations across Nigeria and in the Diaspora is made up of organisations such as Traditional Religion Worshippers Association of Nigeria (TRAWSO) Oyo and Osun state chapters, International Council for Ifa religion, International Congress for Orisa Tradition and Culture and Orisa Worshippers Union among others.
ARSADIC President, Dr. Sola Olalekan Atanda while revealing some of the messages from Ifa to Nigeria, said contrary to insinuations that Nigeria may disintegrate after the 2019 general elections, however declared that, “Nigeria will not disintegrate, it was revealed that we should continue to be prayerful ahead of the general elections in 2019”.
Atanda while speaking further added that Nigeria will continue to exist after the 2019 general elections despite the fact that some people have postulated that there will be danger in the country in 2019.
ARSARDIC President while speaking said, “A God fearing person that believes in God must be optimistic, to be pessimistic is very dangerous, pessimistic killed ambition. If you don’t have ambition you may not have achievement. God is a great God, God will not destroy his handwork, we are God fearing people in Nigeria. A lot of people worship God in Nigeria, Christians, Muslims and traditional religion adherents, we all worship God. So, how can we now say that Nigeria will be doomed in 2019? No.
“We see prosperity and that is why we always consult God, that is why we had a divination in September this year, to ask God what we can do, what should be done to make Nigeria to continue to be giant of Africa, to give good life to our President, Muhammdu Buhari and his team.
“And, God told us that that He will continue to have mercy on us, but we have to work hard, that prosperity will come. We see prosperity for Nigeria. There are many countries that are great today, they have passed thorough their own difficult times, look at USA that we say they are stabilised, they also have their own problems. No problem is not surmountable.
“People may be thinking negative that there will be danger in 2019, but God told us no, there will be no danger if we work hard, do what we are supposed to do, there will be no crisis. We will not have any problem. But, people must be ups right. It is what you show that you will reap.
“We believe that Nigeria will still coexist after the elections. But, Nigerian government should remember that Nigeria is a secular state, what they are giving to Muslims and Christians should be extended to the traditional religion adherents for us to continue to contribute our own quota to the peace and development of Nigeria.
“We called on the God to accept our sacrifices and requests. We have made divinations about Nigeria in the areas of education, health, we prayed for the President and the 2019 general elections.
“But, let us say the truth. The truth shall set us free. Those who are doing evils in the land, let us tell them that there is nothing that does not have its consequences. Why do people need to keep money in the soak away, in the septic tanks, the money that is not useful to us? We asked to God to change those who are doing evils for good, but those who are still adamant, we pray to God to keep them in one side.
Atanda added that the AGM was an avenue for the organisation to appraise itself and take decisions on ways to move forward.
He said, “Any organisation of this magnitude, it is important that we must have AGM. It is like an assessment of what had been dine in the last twelve months. So, assessment has to be done. We have to tell the people what we have done.
“We are having our national convention in Nigeria in 2019. One of the things that make people to happy is the national convention. This will let us know how many we are. This does not stop these who are in the Diaspora to attend”.