Presently, in Nigeria, it can be said that pastors and prophets come a dime a dozen. There are thousands of them littering the Nigerian landscape, each one of them coming with predictions that range from the bizarre to the completely outrageous. And their game plan is simple- they take advantage of a chaotic situation already taking place in the country and make their permutations in the guise of predictions.
But not Primate Ayodele Elijah, the founder and spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church.
Long before the act of prophesying became a racket for hitherto unknown elements who claim to be prophets and Pastors, Primate Ayodele has been steadily serving Nigerians with incredible prophecies that have all come to pass. Many don’t know that the quiet and extremely humble man of God has been making public prophecies since 1994. At the time he started, only very few prophets were his seniors. The likes of Primate Olabayo, who was regarded as the leader, Primate Ositelu, Gods Power Oyewole, Prophet Adewole were those that heralded the act of making public prophecies by men of God. Back then, in those early days, you had to be truly called by God before you can rub shoulders with these aforementioned respected men of God otherwise you could be humiliated, this explains why Primate Ayodele at that time was accepted into their fold because he was found to be a genuine prophet.
What makes Primate Ayodele’s prophecies different? Let us tell you. Ask those who know about the Primate’s style and they’ll tell you that he makes his prophecies long before they happen. He doesn’t wait until situations begin to permutate and start guessing what the consequences of such situations could be, Primate Ayodele reveals the situation long before they happen. He gives specific names of personalities and clear descriptions where necessary to back up his claims. He says it as it is, as revealed to him by God and hit the nail on the head, without giving a hoot whose ox is gored. A case in point is that of the presidential elections that was concluded a while back, in Sierra Leone. Primate had foretold very clearly, that the man who currently occupies the office of the president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, would win the elections and emerge president. This was published in the Sierra Leonian star Newspaper and several publications including City People, the Daily Independent, Tribune. As would be expected, this prophecy did not go down well with the man that was regarded as the major opposition to Julius Bio, the APC Presidential candidate, Mr. Kamara. The man was not pleased with Primate’s prophecy. He felt the man of God was probably close to Bio and was simply working for his friend. Not satisfied to let things remain that way, he found a way to get in touch with the primate and demanded to know the authenticity of his prophecy and if the primate could swing things his way, but the man of God remained true to God’s words, and said to him, “It is Maada Bio that will win the presidential elections and become president, not you. This is what the Lord showed me.”
Today, no matter how angry Kamara may be with Primate it is Maada Bio that is sitting in the president’s office. For those who may not know, Primate Ayodele, unlike many other prophets who claim to see into the future, publishes his annual compendium of startling prophecies, a book he calls “Warning To The Nations.” The book often contains predictions of events and situations that will take place within and outside Nigeria starting from the period it was published to the next couple of years to come. For instance, long before the U.S presidential elections was held, Primate had warned: “United States presidential elections will be a surprise. Scandal may rock Hilary Clinton’s integrity, the election may favour Hilary if she retraces her steps, sits right, do the right thing. Clinton should pray against blackmail and scandals on her person, otherwise she may lose to Donald Trump.” This was published in his book, “Warning To The Nations and in several publications such as Global Excellence, City People, Tribune etc. while Obama was still in office today, we all know who the president of the United States is. Inside the same publication, he also revealed that, at about this time, “Britain will reshuffle the cabinet and this will cause big trouble. I see people telling them to go back to European Union but they will not want to go back. I foresee Boris Johnson in Leadership (After Theresa May) and his issue will continue to cause problem for Britain.
In the same vein, it will be recalled that on page 8 of Daily Independent Newspaper of December 21, 2013, Primate Ayodele said : Goodluck Jonathan should hands off his second term ambition, he further stressed that Bamanga Takur will be relieved of his position as PDP National Chairman. Also, the cleric warned the late Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, on his health and further revealed that the NFF should pray not to lose any promiment person among them. We all know what happened in all the instances mentioned. The primate also said that not a candidate from Labour Party will succeed Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State and that Mimiko will also change from Labour Party to another party. It is pertinent to note that the cleric warned former minister Stella Oduah since 2014 that she should pray fervently against losing a loved one. In top Celebrities Magazine of Tuesday September 8, 2009 on page 18, Primate Ayodele warned that, the then EFCC boss, Farida Waziri would be sacked, and almost immediately she was removed from office. On page 37 of Daily Sun, March 8, 2001, the Primate foretold that former President Goodluck Jonathan would win the April 2011 polls and he won. In PM News Sports of Friday 2nd September, 2005, he foretold that the Super Eagles would top the group in the World Cup qualifiers. The Eagles beat Algeria 3-0 in the battle of Oran. On page 56 of the Warnings To Hhe Nations (WTN) of 2002/2003, he predicted the demise of the then Oba of Lagos, Adeyinka Oyekan and the Oba’s passage was reported on page 7 of Lagos Weekend of March 14, 2003. The man of God also predicted that the NDLEA Chairman would be changed in WTN 2005/2006, Page 79, The FG appointed Mohammad Abdallah as the new NDLEA Chairman.
Long before the recent problems in Benin Republic erupted, many will also recall that the Primate had sent clear warning to former president Thomas Boni Yayi who left office in 2011 not to hand over power to his prime minister because, from what God showed him, the man would lose to the current president, Patrice Talon. And that was exactly what happened.
For many who may have been wondering why not much has been heard from the man of God lately, he has been extremely busy in the last few months working on his annual publication ‘Warning to the Nations’ which will be released in a couple of weeks from now. But the big one that has kept the primate very quiet is the construction of his massive 20,000 capacity church auditorium. The dedication of this masterpiece will be coming up any moment from now and it is expected to attract some of the most prominent personalities from within and outside the country. These are what have been keeping the man of God busy lately. If truth be told, regardless of what anyone may think, Primate Ayodele’s name has become a household name in Nigeria as far as public prophecies from men of God is concerned. For decades running he’s proven to be a leading light who never attempts to deviate from the dictates of his creator.
Many, especially those who were in former president’s Jonathan’s cabinet will remember how clearly he warned Jonathan in 2014. Primate stated clearly the steps Jonathan should take in order to win the presidential elections, but he didn’t take those steps and he lost. And when president Buhari won, the man of God in several interviews published in many tabloids that Buhari’s first term will not meet people’s expectations. He also said that the second term will be faced with challenges of insecurity. This is what is happening now. The primate also advised PDP that if they were serious about winning the elections, they should give the presidential ticket to Bukola Saraki and not Atiku because it was Saraki whom God told him could unseat Buhari. It was also Primate Ayodele who had been telling anyone who cares to listen that NFA Chairman, Amaju Pinnick, would have problems with CAF and will be removed. He also foretold that Mikel Obi would have problems before leaving Chelsea, Victor Moses would undergo surgery and that Kelechi Ihienacho would have problems with his club manager. All of these have happened.
Go to Ekiti State and ask them what the primate told them in 2014 about the guber elections. He told PDP that they could win the election if they give the ticket to Fayose. PDP listened to him and Fayose won. This was well published in all the papers. In 2018, he also said the only persons who could win the governorship elections for APC were Kayode Fayemi and Babafemi Ojudu. Any of these two would win the state for APC. They listened, gave the ticket to Fayemi and the rest is history. This was published in Tribune, February 19. Before the Ondo State election, this was reported in Champion February 14th, 2016, the primate said it was either PDP picked Saka if they wanted to win the elctions, but they picked Jegede and lost. He also said if APC wanted the governorship elections badly, they should pick either Akeredolu or Boroface. They listened. They picked Akeredolu, and like they say, the rest is history. To use his own words, “That’s what we call prophecy, we don’t do guess work.”
This man of God predicted victory for Gorge Weah in Liberia, gubernatiorial victory for APC in Ekiti, in Osun, these are prophecies that can be verified from his book, “Warning To The Nations”. For instance with the United States Presidential elections a long way away, Primate has declared that if U.S Democrats pick Mark Spencer, then Donald Trump is in trouble. He will no longer be president. A lot of Igbo indigenes may have been angry with him last year when he said Nnamdi Kanu would not lead them to the actualization of Biagra. Sadly, this is the situation now. He had spoken on Buhari’s health long before it came to the public knowledge. He also warned us that Buhari 2nd term will be very tough, that Nigerians will not find things easy. Primate, in anticipation of his forthcoming book, is also warning Addo Kuffour to restrategise hence he would lose to his political enemies. He warns that the Republic of Benin President should be careful as he is planning to make himself a life President. He goes further, “the Camerounian president should be careful so that what happened to Paul Biya and the late Tanisian president will not happen to him. For Benin Republic, this president for life agenda could snowball into an uprising.
As regards the Kogi elections, it will be very dicey. Yaya will do everything to win the election and if PDP pick Dino Melaye, it will be tough for the APC and there’ll be violence everywhere. But eventually APC might win on technical grounds. For Edo State, the governor, Obaseki might not find things easy if he does not get other governors to support him against Oshiomole. And listen to this, many governors will gang up against Tinubu and Oshiomhole. Kayode Fayemi will play a very symbolic role as the chairman of the Governor’s forum, but this role will also attract enemies to him. And let me quickly warn Edo governor Obaseki of Edo State, he must not even think of defecting to PDP or any other party, otherwise he will lose out completely. The party will fight hard. Same with Akeredolu of Ondo State, he must not defect to any other party if he wants to remain governor. Except PDP picks a very strong candidate, Akeredolu will win with APC, though his 2nd term is going to be very difficult and frustrating for him and the people. With Atiku, he’s only wasting his time in the court, APC will frustrate him. For Bayelsa, PDP will win Bayelsa.
– Wale Lawal