Primate Elijah Ayodele who is the founder and spiritual leader of INRI
Evangelical Spiritual Church has said there would be dire consequences
if Senate president Bukola Saraki refuses to contest for presidency in
the forthcoming 2019 elections.
Speaking during the dedication of an ultra-modern auditorium in
Isheri-Olofin Lagos, the cleric said God wants to use Saraki to fix so
many things in Nigeria. The Lagos-based seer urged the former Kwara
governor to join the presidential race.
He said: “God wants to use Saraki for something big in this country.
He wants to use him to fix so many things. So he has to come out and
join the race. God will punish him if he refuses to join because
anyone that disobeys Him will suffer for it.”
It will be recalled that Saraki described as false, reports that he
is planning to contest in the 2019 presidential election. The Senate
president’s media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that if it was true
that Saraki was planning to run for the presidency, the news would
have been in major dailies by now.
He said: “The report is false. If it is true that he is contesting,
you would have seen the report in major dailies since last week
Saturday when the news broke out on social media. But as you can see,
there is nothing like that,” Olaniyonu said
The Boss newspaper had reported that Saraki will join the 2019
presidential race. The dismissed report stated that Saraki was
considering adopting deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as his running mate.