Primate Elijah Ayodele, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has issued a warning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidates in Kaduna and Nasarawa States following recent developments in the election tribunals.
The tribunal had removed the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor in Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule, declaring the PDP candidate, David Umbugadu, as the winner. In Kaduna, a confusing judgment was issued where the PDP candidate, Isah Ashiru, claimed the court declared the election inconclusive, while the APC candidate contested otherwise.
Ayodele cautioned that the APC is determined to overturn the tribunal judgment in their favor, emphasizing the need for the PDP candidates to closely monitor the cases. He highlighted that the PDP holds influence in Kaduna and Nasarawa, urging the party to fight vigorously for victory. Ayodele also expressed concern about potential attempts to manipulate the situation, referencing the religious dynamics in the regions.
He further warned the APC against obstructing the rule of law and justice, emphasizing that failure to uphold justice could lead to dire consequences and render the states ungovernable. The spiritual leader emphasized the importance of allowing the rule of law to prevail to maintain the stability of democracy in the regions.
“APC in Nasarawa is working seriously to overturn the tribunal judgment in their favour, they are very desperate and want to do everything possible. PDP must follow them bumper to bumper and seek the face of God for them to be victorious. PDP must not take it easy till victory is gotten.
“PDP owns Kaduna, PDP owns Nasarawa, the party must fight to ensure victory is delivered. The people fighting justice in Kaduna and Nasarawa are the authors of Muslim-Muslim ticket. They want to use the judges to twist the whole thing.
“In Kano, if NNPP sleeps, APC will win. The NNPP candidate is sleeping, APC is about to unseat him.”
However, the prophet warned APC against preventing the rule of law and justice from prevailing because it would have dire consequences. “The only way our democracy will not run into shambles is when we allow rule of law. If the governorship candidates of the PDP in Kaduna and Nasarawa don’t get justice in the court, the state may be ungovernable because God will be angry,” he said.