WOLE BALOHUN, Ado Ekiti
Leader of the Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Ayodele, Elijah Babatunde, has urged President Mohammadu Buhari to ensure that he fulfills his pledge to deliver free, fair and credible poll to Nigerians.
He also warned Nigerians and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to guard their votes by “following APC bumper to fender if they want to win, otherwise, the ruling party will snatch their victory,” adding that Nigerians have actually decided to change the ruling party because there is too much suffering in the land.
Primate Ayodele in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, also warned President Buhari to desist from forcing himself on the people, predicting that health wise, he might not complete a second tenure in government.
His words: “I see a change in government; if the election is free and fair, Atiku will win. If Buhari forces himself on Nigerians, he would not complete his tenure, health wise. APC will turn the poll against PDP and Nigerians will suffer for another four years if those who vote don’t guard their votes and ensure they count.
“The polls may remain inconclusive, but I advise the present government to accept defeat if they lose in an election that is free and fair. There will be peace after the polls.”
Speaking on the Valentine day’s celebration, the cleric preached love for humanity, and blasted government for not showing true love to the people.
“Even though I don’t believe in such things as Valentine Day represents, but as a cleric, my message is that government is supposed to love the masses but we don’t have such government in Nigeria; they are not sincere, they are corrupt; they don’t care about the plight of the people, about the welfare of the people
“I tell you, it is not Buhari or Atiku that can do it very well. Those who can do it very well are not allowed to emerge; but Atiku will do better than Buhari; but if the party is not careful, APC will rob them of their victory,” he said.
The cleric also hinted about the expansion of his church, saying: “In a few months’ time we are leaving this place to our new cathedral of 20,000 capacity.” (The Sun)
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