Rule with fear of God, Primate Ayodele urges presidential tribunal judges
The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has called on the judges at the ongoing Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to rule with the fear of God, adding, they should not create unnecessary tension and fear in the country.
The cleric made this disclosure in a statement by his spokesman, Oluwatosin Osho, saying the judiciary must live up to the billing.
Ayodele stressed that whether Nigeria will remain peaceful or not depend on them, adding that the world and the younger generation are watching the process just in case of any form of injustice.
Primate Ayodele stated further that the unity of Nigeria lies in the hands of the judges, and any judgment that is devoid of fairness will lead the country into a chaos.
He advised them not to do anything out of human pressure because it would not end well for Nigeria as a nation.
Primate Ayodele said they would be offered huge amount of money to pervert justice but they must not compromise their integrity.
He said, ‘’The unity of Nigeria lies in the hands of our judiciary. Whether Nigeria will remain peaceful or not, it depends on them. The ongoing presidential election tribunal goes beyond just giving judgment, it will determine so many things, including the unity of Nigeria.
‘’I want to call on the judges to do what is right because it will help the country a lot. The world and younger generations are watching, they are ready to do anything if the judgment isn’t fair. The judiciary must live up to its responsibilities as a commission for justice at this sensitive period.
‘’They will be offered a huge amount of money, but it will be in their best interest not to accept it. Let the truth prevail at all costs. Don’t let us create unnecessary tension and fear in the country by giving a judgment that isn’t fair. Our judges should rule with the fear of God.’’
Primate Ayodele called on security operatives to be on alert because there would be revolt no matter the outcome of the judgment.
‘’I also want to call on security operatives to be fully prepared for revolt after judgment has been given. No matter who is favoured, there will be an uproar by other parties. The police, Nigerian army, and other security agencies should stay on alert,’’ he added.