The founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, has said that Nigerians should not expect President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve much in the anti-corruption war, stressing that the whole effort would actually backfire as several notable people, who are close to him would be indicted and thereby tie his hands such that he would not make progress.
He said that by every indication, President Buhari has good intentions and is passionate to pull Nigeria out of the quagmire but the thick web of corruption woven around the machinery of governance coupled with power brokers, both within and outside the government, would do all to frustrate his efforts.
His words: “In probing Jonathan, Buhari will end up shooting himself in the leg. What I mean by that is that as he tries to trouble Jonathan, it will cause problems. He will only be able to hit corruption, but will not make much impact. In the process of the corruption battle, some people who are close to Buhari will be indicted. That is why I said that he would shoot himself in the leg. Buhari will make efforts to make Nigeria better, but his efforts will be frustrated by a cabal in his administration. He will step on many toes, but that would frustrate his administration the more.”
Still speaking on the issue of corruption, the Primate said that the Halliburton case, which dogged the former United States Vice President Dick Cheney, would be resurrected.
Recall that in a report published by Daily Sun on March 19, 2010, Primate Ayodele had correctly predicted that the late former President Umaru Yar’Adua who was flown out of country on medical grounds would not return to office. He died as foretold. Again, a document obtained by Sunday Sun listing the fulfilled prophecies of the Primate showed that 94 of the predictions he made concerning 2015 came to pass.
Primate Ayodele also had a word of caution for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, warning that the party could easily slip into oblivion if the current leaders of the party fail to take urgent steps to mend fences with the founding fathers of the party who were compelled to resign from the party.
He urged Nigerian leaders to recognize that his predictions were mainly prophetic warnings intended to avert danger through ardent prayer and supplication to God.
He said: “When a prophet speaks and what he says is not palatable to some people, they will interpret it as doom. As a prophet of God, anything I say, depends on the way you interpret it. Whether it is a doom message or not, I leave it all to God. The most essential thing is this: is the word right from God? Did the person hear from God? When a prophet speaks, it is mainly to warn about the danger ahead, what you must be careful of and watchful about.”
He advised Nigerians to set aside the first two weeks of the New Year (January 1 to 14) to pray and ask God for guidance and wisdom to navigate successfully in the New Year. Below, are other predictions he made concerning the country.
Now we are few days away from 2016. What do you foresee concerning Nigeria?
Let me start from the railways; the Nigerian government wanted to put the railways right, but what I foresee is a derailment, an accident. The government wants to improve the railways system, but the efforts will not work as expected. There will be improvement, but later it will be inefficient.
Some banks will collapse, if care is not taken. Intercontinental Bank, Bank PHB and Afribank will comeback if the shareholders seek the face of God – because they can win their case on the ground of due process, if only they seek the face of God. If the shareholders seek the face of God, the banks will come back. I repeat, these three banks – Intercontinental, Bank PHB and Afribank will comeback if they seek the face of God. They cannot fight the battle physically; the only way for the people involved to get back the banks is to seek the face of God, otherwise they cannot get back the banks. The governor of the Central Bank should seek the face of God otherwise he will be removed and some deputy governors will be redeployed.
First Bank, Zenith Bank, Fidelity and Skye bank will lay off some of their staff. These banks must be careful not to be attacked in Lagos, South West, South South. Diamond Bank must be prayerful so that one of their branches will not be engulfed by fire.
Some banking policy changes will not see the light of day. Some banks will be indicted for money laundering while some will be indicted for illegal transfers.
There will be leadership changes in First Bank, Skye Bank and Fidelity Bank. Some banks, Zenith Bank, Stanbic-IBTC, Heritage bank must be careful so that they will not face crisis.
The Islamic bank will go into commercial banking. The staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria must pray that none of their branches is burnt by fire.
Government will have more problems by removing oil subsidy. If care is not taken, we are going to buy petrol at N200 per litre. The removal of oil subsidy will spur militant youths to vandalise pipelines to steal products for sale. Stoppage of the amnesty programme will cause a breakdown of peace in the oil industry. There is going to be more cleansing in NNPC.
Nigeria Army will not be able to defeat Boko Haram if the Air Force is not fully involved. They can only defeat Boko Haram with combined air and ground assault and using satellite to target their leaders.
People in the South West and South South must be careful because terrorists will infiltrate these areas. The terrorists will still carry out more suicide bomb attacks in Plateau and Abuja.
Nigerians should set the first two weeks of 2016 January 1-14, for prayers to seek the face of God.
If the All Progressives Congress is not careful, the party will crack. Also if PDP does not go back to beg the founding fathers, the party may not recover, because some PDP governors will decamp to APC. But a northern party will emerge. CPC is not yet over. A group from the North will recreate CPC where a northern person will be incharge. APC as it is now will have problems if they are not careful. APC and PDP need a lot of prayers.
In Ondo State, if PDP does not pick the right candidate, they will lose the election. If they work with somebody called Saka, it will help the party. If APC wants to win the election, they should look towards Boroffice. Now Boroffice and Akeredolu may give them victory. For PDP, Saka and one other person, whose name I cannot pin down now will be good for them.
No matter what, Ladoja cannot defeat Ajimobi at the Supreme Court.
More political parties will be registered. Not all House of Assembly speakers will finish their terms. It is only prayers that will make the Taraba woman to go back to that seat.
Nuhu Ribadu must be very careful. Tambuwal must be more efficient because there is a move to disorganize his political structure. Atiku should seek the face of God very well because some people want to create trouble around him and destabilize his political machinery.
Jigawa State governor should be careful about accidents and political crisis within his domain. Some people want to hijack power from him. We must pray that we don’t lose any of our former first ladies. Let’s pray that the governors of Imo, Enugu, Cross River states will not have crisis. Anambra State governor must not decamp from APGA. If he dumps the party, he will have problem getting a second term.
Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom
Yahaya Bello must not underestimate James Faleke. He must seek the face of God, otherwise Faleke will win in court. Only the face of God will help him retain the governorship seat. When Yahaya is there, they will not give him peace of mind.
Seriake Dickson has to pray very well to retain his seat.
Wike needs divine intervention to retain the seat otherwise Dakuku Peterside will take it from him. Wike needs divine intervention.
Governor Udom Emmanuel must not joke at all with the rerun election. He must seek the face of God in order to retain the seat.
INEC officials must be prayerful against accidents. There will be a lot of criticisms against the INEC chairman, which will lead to a plot against him before the next election. He must be more prayerful.
The Halliburton case will come up again. In probing Jonathan, Buhari will end up shooting himself in the leg. What I mean by that is that as he tries to trouble Jonathan, it will cause problems. He will only be able to hit corruption, but will not make much impact. In the process of the corruption battle, some people who are close to Buhari will be indicted. That is why I said that Buhari will shoot himself in the leg.
Buhari will make efforts to make Nigeria better, but his efforts will be frustrated by a cabal in his administration. He will step on many toes, but that would frustrate his administration the more.
Buhari must not overlook Biafra. He should dialogue with them. He must not hold dialogue with Boko Haram. If he does it, he will destroy his administration. Nigeria will face a lot of agitations by different groups. Then Buhari will call for confab, but he will not do anything with the report. His government should not see these predictions as doom messages, but as a warning and follow the advice appropriately. It is very important.
Let’s hope and pray that we do not lose any judge or that lawyers don’t go on strike. Some judges will be indicted.
There will be too many fire disasters. The government must invest in firefighting equipment. The GSM networks (Airtel, Etisalat, MTN) will lay off some staff. There will be contest for the sponsorship of the league between GLO and some other networks. MTN must be particularly watchful to avoid explosion in a major storage facility.
Newspaper houses must pray that their staff will not riot because of salary issues. Let’s pray that no journalist is lost, that no Nollywood star is lost.
NFF will have crisis. If our club sides play very well they might win a cup. They have to be motivated or they might not perform well. Government efforts to alleviate poverty will not be easy, fruitful. I see a lot of crises: Kanuri-Fulani crisis, Hausa-Fulani crisis. We should pray against massive fish poisoning in the river.