Former Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State is optimistic of emerging the new National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) following a favourable spiritual prediction.
Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has handed down spiritual advice and direction to APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the choice of their National Chairmanship position.
Ayodele’s prophecies have served as direction to political parties, especially when it was time to choose candidates for sensitive positions. He is known for warning political leaders about their administration.
In 2020, he warned the ousted APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, not to fight Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who succeeded him, or else he will not see 2021 as the chairman of the party. The warning was neglected and few months after, a court sacked Oshiomhole as APC Chair.
The incumbent acting Chairman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s, Mai Mala Buni, was also warned by Primate Ayodele some months ago. The cleric said there will be a gang-up against him. It came to pass as there were battles against his leadership that almost got him sacked as the caretaker committee chairman.
Two years ago, Ayodele released a prophecy that the embattled PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, will not finish his term as chairman. Few months ago, Secondus was suspended as the PDP Chair.
Now, Ayodele has spoken again. In a statement by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, the cleric is noting that APC and PDP need people who can ensure victory for them in the anticipated 2023 general election, pointing out that the choice of a wrong person will deepen their crisis and affect the parties a lot.
For the APC, Ayodele is advising that they chose among Senator Kashim Shettima, Isa Yuguda and Senator Tanko Al-Makura. “APC should choose between Senator Kashim Shettima, Mallam Isa Yuguda and Senator Tanko Al-Makura as national chairman. Any one of these three people can give APC victory in 2023. If they don’t choose between these ones, there will be many crises for them.”
For PDP, he is saying that the opposition party needs a serious and vibrant person who can give it victory too in 2023, and accordingly asked the party to choose between Ahmed Markafi and Sule Lamido, all former governors of Kaduna State and Jigawa State respectively.
According to Ayodele, “PDP must not make any mistake. They need a serious, committed and vibrant person that can give them victory in 2023. The party should choose between former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Markafi, and former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.”
Apparently gingered by the prediction, Yuguda has stepped into the APC national chairmanship ring, offering himself as the magic bullet the party needs to retain power in 2023. Also in the race with him is, former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno State.
“I have declared an interest. But I am still making consultations before my final decision as to whether I will contest or not”, Yuguda said, adding that his interest was to ensure that the ruling party sustain its capacity to win elections and remain united as one political family.
“Well, I have made myself available for Nigerians. I have paid my dues as a minister, governor and also managing director in the private sector in corporate Nigeria. I am re-offering myself again. So it is not a question of chance. If I am worthy, what I have done in the past is worthy of me being here to pilot the ship to take the party to greater heights and to successes, and to make Nigeria better, so be it.”
On the controversy trailing power rotation between the North and South, the former aviation minister said merit should not be sacrificed as he noted that there are competent individuals for the exalted seat of president in every geopolitical zone in the country.
“As far as I am concerned, power belongs to God. So you allow the Almighty God to choose at that time. But if you say this is your preference and that is not your preference. But for me, as far as I am concerned, we need a competent hand. There is no part of the country that doesn’t have competent people. Let us pray to God to bring them out for us so that they can run the country for us”, he said.
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