Sunday, September 06, 2015

APC and the Spirit of Witchcraft

Both Christians and Muslims must reject outright the
strange spirit that the APC, in its lust for power, has
imported into Nigeria.

On 27th November, 2014, at the inauguration of Rauf
Aregbesola as second-term governor of Osun State,
Senator Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the APC,
asked Nigerians to prepare their charms and other
juju powers for the 2015 elections. Present on that
occasion were the big guns of the APC, including now
President Muhammadu Buhari, former party
chairman Chief Bisi Akande and APC state governors.

Why would Tinubu, a practicing Muslim, ask people
to seek occult powers in order to prevail in elections?
Why would Yemi Osinbajo, a Christian pastor, later
associate with a political party whose leadership
dabbles in the occult?

Nigerians are a deeply religious people, whether
Christian or Moslem. Both faiths believe in the Lord
God Almighty. Neither permits resort to witchcraft.
However, Hosea warns: "My people are destroyed
because they have no knowledge." Could it be that
APC members and Nigerians at large are unaware of
the cultist foundations upon which the party is built?

Cultic broom

The broom symbol of the ACN was later adopted as
the logo of the APC with the coalition of the legacy
parties. Millions of brooms were bought by APC
supporters during the 2015 election campaigns, to
the delight of broom-sellers. These were then
brandished lavishly during the election rallies.

Ordinarily, the broom is a powerful and effective
symbol for a political party. In practical everyday life,
brooms are used to sweep away dirt. It is therefore
appropriate for a political party, especially one in
opposition, to use it as a symbol of its determination
to sweep away the government in power and clean
up the filth and corruption in Nigerian society.

However, the broom is also a witchcraft symbol
believed by the cultist to provide the power to rise
above the earthly plane and to soar in the spirit
realm. In the West, brooms are associated with
witches visualized as hags who fly through the air on
broomsticks. These witches use their cultist brooms
to sweep away their traces to avoid detection.

Herbalists use the broom to invoke the spirit of the
dead. The broom is used as a gate or door before a
ritual space. A witch draws a magical circle, enters it,
and then places the broom over the doorway as a
means to keep out unwanted energies or people.

Bad luck

There is sufficient evidence to indicate that the APC
employed the broom as an instrument of witchcraft
and superstition during the 2015 elections. What is
cultist about the APC broom is the way and manner it
is displayed. The APC broom is held up and not
down. It is held above the head and then waved in
the air. This gives it a hidden meaning not generally

In the occult, when brooms are waved in the air, they
have the opposite effect of cleaning up dirt; they
spread dirt. When waved in the air, brooms pour dirt
on our heads. This makes it sinister that the APC
chose this very gesture as its definitive slogan.

In this part of the world, it is considered taboo for
men especially to raise the broom above the head. To
do so is to invoke evil spirits. With the broom raised
everywhere during the campaigns, the APC used it to
cast a spell on Nigerians. Many are just beginning to
wake up from this spell after 100 days of a do-
nothing Buhari administration.

In Yoruba folklore, it is a bad omen for the broom to
stand erect; it must lie on the ground. The taboo is
that if it stands erect, it will be used by evil spirits to
bring bad luck. The occult design here was fitted for
APC electoral purposes. The party used its cultist
broom to sweep away good luck from Nigeria in the
person of Goodluck Jonathan. This means its success
at the polls portends a bad omen for Nigeria.

Witchcraft mumbo-jumbo says if you sweep out the
room occupied by an unwelcome guest immediately
after his departure, you will prevent him from
returning. Therefore, after President Jonathan and
the PDP finished their political rally at the polo
ground in Kano in April 2015, the APC Kano State
Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso; his deputy, Dr.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and some members of
governor's cabinet came out with brooms to sweep
the grounds. This shows they believed in the cultist
powers of their logo and invoked it on the president.

Generational curses

In India, from where APC borrowed this hocus pocus,
the mother goddess who waves the broom is called
Shitala. This Hindu siren has several hands and is
associated with quite a number of debilitating
ailments, many not immediately apparent. At first,
the broom would seem to meet all of our deepest
longings. But, sooner than later, its devastating side-
effects would emerge.

The broom is united at the bottom and this would
seem to signify unity. However, it is scattered at the
top, which spells disunity. With the scattered end
waved in the air, the APC broom portends disunity
for Nigeria, both at the party and at the national level.

With Buhari now at the helm, Nigerians have
witnessed a lot of squabbles within the APC. Attempts
to paper over the cracks are illusory. More ominous
is President Buhari's emergence as a sectional ethnic
leader. His blatantly lopsided political appointments,
designed to make the South a colony of the North,
poses great threat Nigerian unity.

This should not come as a surprise. When you
employ the broom goddess to sweep away your
opponents, she also sweeps away your national
image, your honour, strength, peace and
independence as a nation.

Bad omen

By electing the APC into power, Nigerians
inadvertently accepted the rule of the broom
goddess. Unless a conscious effort is made to reject
this evil spirit, it will prevail over our national affairs
in the next four years. This will bring fruitless hard
labour. People will work like jackasses and eat like
ants. Holes will be burnt in pockets. Lives will be
wasted needlessly.

The broom goddess brings emptiness and
restlessness. She provides broken cisterns that
cannot hold water. There will be no peace in the
country and the people will reject the truth.

Indeed, the 100 days of APC government have been
characterized by lies, more lies and broken promises.

Nigeria has gone from go-slow to standstill. The
currency has declined; the oil price has nose-dived;
Boko Haram killings have multiplied. It is increasingly
obvious that Nigerians were hypnotized and
hoodwinked by the APC in the 2015 elections.

National redemption

It is not enough to claim disbelief in the power of the darkness. Witchcraft is real. If it were not, many
would not subscribe to it and appeal to it. However,
cultist power is far inferior to the power of God. This
means the occult should not just be ignored; it must
be resisted; otherwise its attendant evils will prevail.

Therefore, those of us who believe in God must be
strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.
Both Christians and Muslims need to fast and pray
and take a stand. We must reject outright the strange
spirit that the APC, in its lust for power, has imported
into Nigeria.

AbleMoJah® Nigeria.

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