Why Nigerians must commit elections in God’s hands- Primate Ayodele



Wilson Adekumola


The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has urged Nigeria to commit 2023 general elections into God’s hands saying there may be crisis after the winner energes adding that the three leading Nigeria presidential candidadtes, Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju BolaTinubu would face challenges ahead of next months elections.


He made this declaration in a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, On Sunday.


He said let Nigerians commit the election into God’s hands because there may be crisis after the winner is announced noting that INEC’s credibility will be questioned.


He then explained the issues Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju BolaTinubu would be facing before the conduct of the February 25 election.


He said for Peter Obi, Primate Ayodele advised him to work more on the North and sensitize his enthusiasts about PVC collection because most of the youths will not be able to vote for him.

He stated further that some old politicians will throw their weight behind him but if he gets carried away by the crowd and fails to ensure they get PVC, he will have issues.


‘’Peter Obi still needs to work well in the Northern area, he should not be carried away by the crowd. He will gain the support of old politicians towards the election but some in the business world will work against him. Majority of the youths clamouring for him will not come out to vote, he should still work very well on those that have PVC and can vote for him. Let him sensitise them well on the PVC otherwise not all the youths following him will vote for him.’’


As for the candidate of the PDP, Abubakar Atiku, Ayodele disclosed that he would be supported by the northern elders but will be rocked with scandals.


‘’Atiku will still be rocked by blackmailing. He must do final touches so he won’t be disappointed by people he trusts so much. The Northern elders will support him for the election.’’


While speaking of the candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Primate Ayodele asserted that the cabals in the current administration will be divided because of him and that his ambition will hit rock in the North, South-East and South-South regions of the State. He however urged him to work hard.


‘’The cabals will be divided because of Tinubu, there is still so much for him to do because his chances will be fought in the North, South-East and South-South. He should still work very hard. Emirs will give him support.’’


While noting his observation on INEC he said ‘’Let us commit the election in prayers, no one will want to believe in INEC, if anybody wins among these candidates there will still be problems. We need to take care and commit the election in God’s hands so we can see peace. The country needs to pray.”