With 16 days to the presidential election, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned Nigerians not to expect magic from the next president of the country, especially if the wrong person is elected.
Primate Ayodele said the country will still face more hardship because some elements in the All Progressives Congress, APC, the government will mess things up.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Ayodele said President Muhammadu Buhari would not be able to do anything till he leaves, adding that the country is on red alert already.
According to Ayodele: ‘’There are cabals that will frustrate Buhari’s government in order to mess up his government. It is the APC that will spoil Buhari’s government. We have not seen hardship yet, it will be worse if we vote for the wrong person.
“Don’t expect magic from anyone that emerges as the next president because Nigeria is on red alert. President Buhari is tired, and can’t do anything because he is in haste to leave this government. We must avoid further hardship in the country.”
Speaking on the 2023 presidential election, Primate Ayodele warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to misbehave to avoid the country being pushed into a serious crisis.
He noted that the lives of Nigerians are in the hands of the commission and any mistake from INEC can lead to a massive revolt in the country.
Ayodele advised the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu not to be in a haste to declare a winner to avoid errors that can destroy the future of the younger generation.
He made it known that the chairman would be given the opportunity to write his name in gold with the general election but if he allows anything short of a free and fair election, there would be an uprising.
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‘’INEC must not misbehave because if the commission does, there will be trouble in the land. They should expect the unexpected in the election, they must work very well. The lives of Nigerians are in the hands of INEC. The whole world will be watching INEC in this election, the officials must take their stand to conduct a free and fair election.
‘’There are a lot of issues lying ahead of the 2023 elections, we have to pray and watch against massive protests after the election. The INEC must not rush to declare the winner, they need to take their time to avoid court cases. The chairman, Mahmood Yakubu must train his officials well because any error from them can destroy the future of the younger generation.
“The election is an opportunity for him to write his name in gold but if he allows any discrepancies, people are ready to protest and revolt. Nigerians will not take any interim government or inconclusive elections,’’ he said.