Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo not to seek re-election.
He urged Buhari to allow the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to fly the flag of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the 2019 Presidential election.
The Primate told Vanguard yesterday that Saraki had what it takes to continue with the good job he had done and drive it to a logical and more successful end.
He said: “the President as good-hearted leader should step down for Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to face whoever would emerge as opposition in the 2019 general election.”
“Buhari should step down for Saraki so that his second term will not come with more dangerous challenges for Nigeria. Bukola Saraki has all that it takes to turn Nigeria around from where Buhari will stop. That is what I have seen and the Lord does not lie,” he said.
He added, “There is no difference in what I said then and what I have just seen now. I had seen and said that Buhari’s second term was dicey and that it would come with challenges but that he however would win if APC presented him as candidate for the 2019.”