In a recent interview, the founder and General Overseer of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele Babatunde has prophesied about President Jonathan and his wife, Patience, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the two major political parties as well as the forthcoming elections.


Primate Ayodele, who is known for his the accuracy of his prophecies, including the election of Ayo Fayose as the governor of Ekiti State and the recent leadership crisis in the Central Bank of Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to pray against violence that may erupt after February presidential elections. Speaking on the forthcoming elections, he said:


“Nigerians should observe seven days prayer in January to avert crisis that may plunge the nation into serious confusion during and after the polls. This year’s election will throw up a lot of issues. President Goodluck Jonathan will do everything to win a second term, however, he needs 14 days prayer to have a peaceful reign to enable him complete a second term, if elected.


“International community and some heads of states will attempt to work against his re-election. Let us pray to stall violence that will erupt after the presidential election in February that may affect the conduct of governorship election in many states.

“Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega will be confused during the polls. There will be several gimmicks to cajole the INEC to rig the election. Prayers must be offered so that the commission will not lose some of its staff to accident or attack before and during the election. E-voting will not work. There will be ballot box snatching and stuffing during the election.

“The President should also commit his health and that of his wife to prayer. Jonathan is in the midst of enemies who are after his life. The Presidential jets should be sanctified to avoid artificial disaster.

No matter what, Jonathan will be the last PDP President in Nigeria. I don’t see a landslide victory in the presidential election. To be frank, neither the victory of Jonathan or General Muhammadu Buhari can guarantee peace except we pray well.  Jonathan should be wary of diplomatic rows with foreign countries”.

“There won’t be election in some states.  Both PDP and APC will share victory across the country particularly in the South-West and the North. The election will be characterised by advanced rigging. APC will later sue PDP. Anambra State governor, Willy Obiano, will have problems with big names in the state and his predecessor, Peter Obi. APGA’s flag will soon be swallowed by the PDP.

“The glory of Lagos APC is fading except the party hierarchy makes hasty restitution otherwise time is not on their side as regards the governorship election. They have committed a blunder with the choice of Akinwunmi Ambode as governorship candidate. Only prayer can change the tide.  PDP will spring surprises and shock APC.  If PDP works hard, the party will win Lagos governorship; however, the party’s candidate, Jimi Agbaje, needs prayers”.

“APC will face an uphill task to retain Edo and Oyo states. Governor Abiola Ajimobi should be careful not to lose to Rashidi Ladoja of Accord Party. In Rivers State, if PDP underrates APC, the latter will win, though the election will be marred with violence. Attempts by the opposition parties to defeat Governor Ibikunle Amosun in Ogun State will not materialise. If APC elects right governorship candidate, the party will dislodge PDP from Ondo State in 2016. PDP will win Delta and Cross River states but there will be crisis in Abia and Ebonyi states even though the party will win there. APC will win in Sokoto. PDP will find it hard to retain Kaduna State because there will be serious crisis there. Kano State will be difficult for PDP to win, so also Katsina State. PDP will win Jigawa and Taraba.  Prayer must be offered to avert the death of former ministers from the South-West and South-South and to douse serious political tension in Kwara, Jos, Ekiti, Plateau, Kano, Kaduna, Imo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Yobe and Taraba States. PDP has messed up in Kwara, the victory will go to APC. Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro should pray against political disappointment.”

According to the prophet, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu were in the last political game as new leaders will take over from them soon. He called on them to rebuke what can cut short their political career.

Speaking on the Economy, Primate Ayodele said the effect of devaluation of naira will continue till around August and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance will not be able to make appreciable impact on the economy. He added that the prices of flour, sugar and fuel will increased in the year.

He said; “Nigerians should pray against recurrence of Ebola in Nigeria in the year, saying there will be fresh cases of Ebola in the year while calling on those in the health sector to double their efforts”.

On insecurity in the nation he said: “I see flames from bombings in several parts of the country, including the South-West and more abduction of school pupils. Efforts should be intensified by security operatives to forestall that. Boko Haram will come up with different strategies to attack the nation. There are three groups of Boko Haram in Nigeria already. Only prayers can weaken their strength.  Countries pretending they want to assist Nigeria to curb Boko Haram are not our friends. If they are allowed, they will create more problems for the nation. Chief of Staff to the President will have issues with his boss and some ministers. Security details of the President will also be changed.”


According to him, some states in Nigeria will collapse from 2018, due to excessive borrowing from overseas


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