Insecurity may derail 2023 general election – Primate Ayodele
- adivises APC to forget Anambra guber
By Collins Nkworcha, Lagos
Lagos-bases cleric, Primate Babatunde Ayodele, has warned that Nigeria’s escalating security crisis could affect the country’s 2023 general election.
Speaking to newsmen, Ayodele, who declared that the Buhari-led government had failed to guarantee security of lives and property, warned that the crisis may affect the ruling party in the next election.
According to him, APC might not enjoy the kind of goodwill that brought it to power in 2015, but they might capitalise on the security flaws to steal the mandate because people in government are involved. “I see Nigerians protesting against insecurity and any attempt to impose unpopular candidate on them in 2023”, he said.
Ayodele further said that Buhari “does not know what is going on in his government because he is not in charge; the people that are ruling Nigeria have finished the country; the political class are behind the insecurity (and) Buhari does not have a solution because he is not in charge of his government.”
Finally, he said that the service chiefs must tackle insecurity from the root if they wish to make success in their new positions. He warned that if the menace is not addressed, it might prompt the international community to interfere in the affairs of Nigeria.
He predicted that Chief Emmanuel Okewulonu of PDP will finally emerge the winner of the Okigwe senatorial seat in Imo state and advised APC to forget about Anambra 2021 gubernatorial elections because the party will not win. The cleric was, however, tight lipped on the candidate and party that will clinch the epic gubernatorial poll.