A popular seer and founder, Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, with headquarters in Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, made public the 2018/2019 And Beyond: Warnings to the Nation. In this interview by KEHINDE OYETIMI, the prophet speaks on various sections of Nigeria’s polity as well as the international community.
I see a big fraud in NNPC. We will experience the things we have never experienced as a nation in 2019. Our economy is still under bondage. This government will re-strategise. But it won’t work. There will be troubles in the CBN. Let us pray against explosions at the CBN. Our naira will continue to wobble despite the things that they are injecting into it. The CBN should be careful not to be bereaved.
Let us pray for our telecommunications industry that one of the founders does not a major health challenge. 9Mobile will still change its name. I see someone taking it over. The telecommunications sector will continue to have problems with the government.
The Boko Haram issue is not yet over. There are other terrorists that are grooming themselves and Nigeria is among the countries that they intend to invade. That is what God is showing me. Let us pray against unnecessary deaths in the Nigerian army; let us also pray against mutiny in the army. Let us pray not to lose a senior police officer between the ranks of CP and DIG. There are some volatile states that the government must look into: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo states.
We must pray against terminal diseases, water diseases, and Ebola. Ebola is not yet over. We will record outbreak in Nigeria and other African nations. Let us pray against gas explosion and attacks on our pipelines. Let us pray against the lack of petroleum between December and February. Let us pray for our stock market. Some companies will have problems there.
In its war with the Senate, there will be several bills that the president will not sign. Many people ran to the APC because they are being threatened. They are not there with their mind. Let us pray for our traditional rulers.
Lagos and Ambode
Since 2017, I have said it repeatedly that Governor Ambode’s second term will not come on a silver platter. His deputy governor will be changed but I see controversies surrounding the office of the deputy governor. If they change Ambode as the party’s candidate, APC will lose Lagos State. Ambode will deliver Lagos State to the APC. Let them leave Ambode alone whatever he might have done. He will make Lagos greater in his second term. But is Ambode ready to fight for his second term? A time will come in the future that a new leadership will emerge in Lagos State. If the party does not settle the wrangling in their midst, APC will see fire in that state.
Ogun, Oyo and Imo
APC will have problems in Ogun State as well because the Yewa agenda in APC will not work. If care is not taken, if PDP and ADC bring out a good candidate, they will win in Ogun State.
In Oyo State, APC will have problems. They have to settle their problems immediately. APC’s victory in the coming election is shaky in Oyo State. In Delta State, the governor will have a lot of issues. If APC desires to win in Delta State, they should use the former speaker (one Victor) of the state House of Assembly during Uduaghan’s tenure as governor. He is the one who can deliver. The APC crisis in Imo State will escalate. PDP can win Imo State if they bring out the right candidate. If PDP desires to win in Imo, they should put aside sentiment and pick the choice of the people.
The forthcoming 2019 elections will be different from the 2015 elections. The elections will be tough. The fight will be serious. People will come out en mass to vote. Nobody will allow rigging. But the security agencies and INEC will cause a lot of problems; selling of votes, using security to terrorise people, thugs to hijack constituencies will be major problems. The South-West should not underestimate the ADC, especially in Ogun, Oyo and even Lagos. Akeredolu may not get the second term in Ondo State. There will be cracks in his government which he will not want to recognise until the last minute. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State will have issues because the people will fight against him.
God has power and he gives power. God has given PDP to Saraki and he is the one who will unseat Buhari. I don’t know Saraki; I have not met him. The impeachment of Saraki will cause a lot of problems in the National Assembly. There will be pandemonium. Removing him will create a lot of trouble but many people will not understand the implications. I am not saying that the Senate should not impeach him. I am actually speaking the mind of God. I said it in 2015 that Saraki would not end his term in the Senate as an APC member. APC will still disintegrate. Allowing those people to defect to APC will cause serious problems for the party.
Tinubu is a fantastic politician but he has not seen anything yet. I see a major war between the loyalists of Tinubu and those of Buhari. Mark my words. Despite Tinubu’s efforts for this government, he will not be given his due regards.
PDP and its future
At the federal level, let the PDP ensure that their presidential primary is free and fair. If it is free and fair, I still repeat it that Saraki is a big factor. It doesn’t matter where he is coming from. There are many factors that are on the ground. Let there be transparency and let the appropriate winner be recognised. The core North assumption might not work. It was the same thing that happened during Jonathan’s time. God blessed him and asked him to take over. There are many mysteries surrounding the 2015 election. It is beyond human comprehension. The Saraki factor is also beyond human reasoning. Let PDP engage in free, fair primaries. If Saraki gets that ticket, it will be over for the APC. He is the anointed person that can push PDP to the next level. They should fortify that party.
Look at Donald Trump of the USA. He will not have a second term and he will be faced with many problems. I have predicted it in my book of how Trump will handle African nations. If care is not taken, Trump will destroy so many things even for America. The US economy will not go as expected. The US Senate will be rubbished. So many things will happen. The immigration law will not be in order. America is in serious trouble. In my book, Warning to The Nations, published in March this year, I predicted the death of John McCain.
The Igbos cannot get 2023. They are being deceived. I see a major referendum. Our security is still under threat. I must say this. Buhari is not well. He is not okay. He must watch his health. His decision to force himself to go for a second term will cause calamity for the nation. There are many things that the APC is doing that are completely wrong. So many things will come up which is why the PDP must quickly fortify its name.
If Fayose had listened to warnings, he would have remained relevant. But his ignorance would not allow him. He is arrogant. He would have been reigning now. God brought in opposition within the ruling government. This government does not like to hear the truth. It is too desperate, too selfish. Nigeria will use the nuclear source to power our energy. Our energy sector is not right at the moment. Whatever I say, I know many people will push it aside.
Amaju Pinnick’s relevance is closed in the NFF. He will not come back to the NFF. I don’t even see him on that seat anymore because if he comes back, he will jeopardise our sports sector completely. Let us pray not to lose any prominent person in our sports sector. Our sports sector will experience a rebirth.
The president of Benin Republic will face sanctions. The people will go on protests against him. I see a lot of corruption in that government. His second term in office is not certain. He will do everything to clip the wings of the opposition so as not to contest against him. His health is not strong.
Ghana’s president should work seriously on the economy otherwise their forex may collapse. There will be problems in the country’s economy. He should work tirelessly to achieve a second term in office.
The British government should be careful because Theresa May will face challenges towards the end of her term. Terrorism is not yet over in Britain; they also want to attack America. The facts between Russia and Trump will be revealed. There is no way that Trump will not be rubbished. Israel, Syria should watchful against unrest. North Korea and America will still have issues.