FOUNDER and spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, with headquarters in Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has urged Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, to step down for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in 2019.
The accurate seer, in an interaction with City Pride, made some revelations on the forthcoming 2019 elections advised Buhari to allow Saraki to vie as president, saying the Daura-born president should not seek reelection in 2019.
“I want to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to step down for Senator Bukola Saraki. He is very youthful, he can do it better and he understands the terrain of this country. Saraki has the key to the economic problems we are having if only President Buhari can step down for him. Saraki has all it takes to run this country. If Buhari refuses to step down, Bukola Saraki should go for another party. He will surely win come 2019.
“Who is Atiku? Who is Kwankwaso? The only person who can do it better is Bukola Saraki. Buhari cannot take us out of this pandemonium we are in now. It is not about tribe anymore because Nigeria must move forward. Some other political parties have adopted Saraki for presidency. I advise President Buhari to step down so that Nigeria can move forward. There is problem ahead of Nigeria now, the country is cracking.”
He added that “President Muhammadu Buhari’s time is over in 2019. If Buhari re-contests, Nigeria will sink and there will be problems which may even result in bloodbath. Buhari should step down for Senate President Bukola Saraki, for peace and security. The plot in the Senate cannot overcome Saraki. A lot of things have gone wrong under Buhari in the present administration.
“If the All Progressives Congress (APC) presents Buhari as its presidential candidate, he will fail. He is no longer Nigeria’s ‘messiah.”
While stating that he had nothing against President Buhari, he noted that “Buhari will take various steps to balance but the point is that his government is weak and a ‘cabal’ has held his government to ransom. President Buhari may resort to using EFCC, police, DSS to harass his opponent, but it will collapse. President Buhari should step down in the interest of the nation. It is Bukola Saraki that can stabilize the country for now. Herdsmen crisis has been on for a while, herdsmen will continue to torment the country if Buhari continues”.