During service at his headquarter church on Sunday, February 26 2017, as though under a strange influence, Dr. Chris Okafor suddenly veered off message and went on an impassioned correctional tirade that lasted for some time. He was visibly angry all of a sudden.
During that short period of sermon detour, he lambasted some Nigerian preachers who apparently haven’t done enough to chastise the blatant misrule by the current government in Nigeria.
He proceeded by demanding the immediate release of Mazi Namdi Kanu, wondering why the government of president Muhammadu Buhari has failed to honor court orders demanding the release of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader.
By Monday, February 27, 2017, the news of his unusual rant was trending globally, and still trending.
On Tuesday, February 28 2017, in what seemed like an incredibly strange coincidence, Dr. Chukwuma Soludo, Prof. Pat Utomi, and other Igbo leaders were in Abuja to demand the “immediate release” of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. By the next day, Wednesday, March 1 2017, the news broke that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court has struck out six out of the 11 count criminal charges preferred against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The court also held that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not and unlawful group.
When asked if it was all a coincidence that things started happening very quickly after his declarations on Sunday, Dr. Chris Okafor said this “There are no coincidences with God. It was a carefully calculated divine declaration that has set the wheel in motion for Kanu’s release. I can’t take credit for it. God only chose to birth it through me. Everyone in church on that Sunday witnessed how God directed me away from the message that I was already preaching, to make the declaration that I made about Nnamdi Kanu’s immediate release. That is the way of a true prophet. It’s like the wind. You don’t know where it’s coming from. You can’t tell where it’s going. I’m sure some people thought I was trying to play some politics. Thank God for always confirming his words. You’ll see that even Dasuki’s own case will soon begin to receive positive attention in line with court orders. God wants Nigeria to be a better place for all and we are the watchmen who will oversee the transformation of this country for the better”.
“I am calling on the Federal Government to do whatever they can to release him immediately. I hope they treat this call as extremely urgent. And I have my reasons,” he said.
The fiery pastor who visited hundreds of local and international destinations in 2016 for his billion soul mandate is billed to storm Complex Jesse Jackson De Yopougon, Abidjan- Cote D’ ivoire between Wednesday the 8th and Friday the 10th of March 2017 and later Ghana Int’l Trade Fair, Accra – Ghana from Wednesday the 15th to Friday the 17th of March 2017 for his often heavily attended miracle crusade.