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Tribunal judgment won’t favour Peter Obi – Primate Ayodele

Primate Elijah Ayodele, the head of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, encouraged Nigerians on Tuesday to temper their expectations for the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal’s decision on Wednesday.

Oluwatosin Osho, his media assistant, released this statement on his behalf.

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), will not prevail in the tribunal, he continued.

He further called on those who will lose the case to maintain law and order to avoid throwing the country into unnecessary unrest and chaos.

According to Ayodele: “The judgment will not go the way Peter Obi and his followers want it. He can’t cannot claim any victory through the tribunal and just as I have said, the worst than can happen is a rerun of the election or it will remain the way it is.

“No matter the outcome, losers should maintain law and order; they shouldn’t throw the country into riot because they lost the case.’’

“As it is now, it is still dicey, the rerun isn’t certain but God can change anything. Majority of Nigerians will not like the outcome of the election tribunal, Nigerians should not expect too much from the election tribunal because the powers that be are not willing to let justice prevail.

“They still want to retain power no matter what it takes; it won’t be an easy journey to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. I have said it before that the court will not be able to sack Tinubu if the opposition allows him to win the election.”

Also, the prophet urged the judges to defend the country’s unity by ensuring justice prevails by all means without regard for the various forms of intimidation.

“The judges can either make or mar the country with their judgments. There is tension in the country already, and the best they can do is to ensure justice prevails at all cost without regard for the several forms of intimidation. They should be responsible in delivering judgments regarding the case,” he added.

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