Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has warned of a potential crisis in Nigeria if Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) do not win the upcoming presidential election.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Ayodele dismissed the possibility of a coup but warned of a crisis if the two candidates lose at the polls.
With less than 11 days to the election, the anxiety in Nigeria has been rising due to the possibility of election violence, which has characterized past Nigerian elections. Nigerians are anxious about what will happen after the February 23, 2023, presidential election.
Ayodele’s prophecy is a significant concern for the country as he is known for his accurate predictions on political issues in Nigeria. Although his predictions are not always accurate, his warnings are taken seriously by many Nigerians.
Ayodele’s statement comes at a time when there are concerns about the neutrality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is responsible for conducting the election. There have been reports of voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, and vote buying. In recent times, the credibility of the election process has been called into question, with some alleging that INEC is biased towards a particular political party.
The clergyman’s prophecy has sparked reactions from Nigerians, with some saying that the prophecy could become self-fulfilling. According to them, the prophecy could encourage violence if the candidates lose, as supporters of the losing candidates may feel justified in taking matters into their own hands.
Primate Ayodele has a reputation for accurate political predictions. He correctly predicted the victory of Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election and the defeat of Goodluck Jonathan. He also predicted the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate, a prediction that has come true.
He has also been vocal on social and political issues in the country, such as the insecurity in the North East and the South East, the issue of herdsmen, and the recent attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The prophecy of a possible crisis if Obi and Tinubu lose the election has added to the already tense political climate in Nigeria. Nigerians are anxiously waiting for the election outcome, hoping that the election will be free, fair, and credible. The outcome of the election will determine the future of the country and the direction it takes in the next four years.
Primate Ayodele’s warning should be taken seriously by INEC, political parties, and the Nigerian government. It is essential that they take measures to ensure that the election is free, fair, and credible, and that the result is accepted by all.
Nigeria has a history of election violence, with many lives lost in the process. The 2019 general election recorded some violence in different parts of the country, leading to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The government must take the necessary measures to prevent violence and ensure that the election is peaceful.
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