Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the senior pastor and General Overseer of Salvation Ministries has stated that nobody can emerge as Rivers state governor without the influence of his church.
Speaking during his church’s week of empowerment in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ibiyeomie stated that prior to 2003 in the South South, church people were not rich, as the wealth was in the hands of occult men.
“Then 2003, we had a crusade in a place called Civic Center, Port Harcourt.
And I prayed a prayer, I will never forget; and I said, ‘Today, wealth turns from the occult men to the hands of the Church.’ When I prayed that prayer, physically they came to this place.”
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The man, a commissioner then, under a government said, ‘Sir, you have troubled us; no man troubles us like this. Why do you trouble us like this?
Why did you do that kind of prayer?’ he came with armed men; they were to bring this Church down then.
I said if you bring one block down here and you see tomorrow morning, God is not the owner of this Church.
And the military men with him looked at him; they stepped back with their guns.
He said, ‘na so Church man dey pray?
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Ibiyeomie did not stop there, he went on to mention that he has the power to pray people into power.
He stated that he has the authority to choose who would emerge as the leader in Rivers State.
Even if they want to vote you tomorrow, I will pray you out.
I have all the powers to say, ‘don’t sit on that seat and you won’t sit.’ It’s not a matter of boasting, it’s with authority.
Anybody say ‘I play with the Church,’ a day to your sitting you will clear. If you know the power with the Church you can’t play with the Church.
The Church has played down on herself so politicians think they can toy with us.
No, that politician has not been born, that can toy with the Church of Jesus!
In Nigeria, in this nation, anyone who will toy with the Church of Jesus will never be a president of Nigeria in the name of Jesus!