Primate Ayodele, the esteemed leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has issued a stern warning to the governorship candidates of the People Democratic Party (PDP) who contested in the last elections in Kaduna and Nasarawa.
His message is clear: Stay on high alert.
The election tribunal had, rather unexpectedly, nullified the victory of the APC governor in Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule, and declared the PDP candidate, David Umbugadu, as the winner of the election.
Meanwhile, in Kaduna, the tribunal delivered a somewhat perplexing judgment.
The PDP candidate, Isah Ashiru, claimed that the court declared the election inconclusive, while the APC candidate had a contrary stance.
Primate Ayodele, through his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, expressed concerns about the APC’s determination to do whatever it takes to overturn the tribunal’s judgments, even if it means attempting to influence the judges.
He emphasized that the PDP’s influence extends to these states, excluding Kano, which they risk losing to the APC if swift action is not taken by the NNPP.
In light of these circumstances, Primate Ayodele urged the PDP candidates in Kaduna and Nasarawa to closely monitor the cases to prevent any potential manipulation by the APC.
“APC in Nasarawa is working tirelessly to reverse the tribunal’s verdict in their favor, and they are showing great desperation,” Primate Ayodele warned.
“PDP must diligently follow these developments and seek divine intervention for a successful outcome.
Victory should not be taken for granted.”
He emphasized that the PDP holds strong influence in Kaduna and Nasarawa and must be relentless in its pursuit of victory.
Primate Ayodele also raised concerns about those attempting to subvert justice by exploiting religious and political affiliations.
“In Kano, should NNPP not act decisively, APC may seize victory.
The NNPP candidate cannot afford to be complacent; APC is poised to displace him.”
While offering his insights, Primate Ayodele also cautioned the APC against obstructing the course of justice and the rule of law.
He pointed out that interfering with the democratic process could have serious consequences.
“The preservation of our democracy hinges on the upholding of the rule of law.
If the governorship candidates of the PDP in Kaduna and Nasarawa are denied justice in court, it could lead to unrest because divine displeasure may ensue.”