Primate Elijah Ayodele, leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, has fired back at the Presidency after it criticized his prophecy about Nigeria breaking up before 2040.
Last week, Ayodele had prophesied during the launch of his annual book titled ‘Warning To The Nation’, that Nigeria’s break up will happen without war before 2040.
But in a swift reaction, the Presidency through Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, described Ayodele’s prophecy on Nigeria’s breakup as “fake”.
Adesina stated that the cleric had made several prophecies that did not come to pass.
However, during a live service at his church on Sunday, Ayodele explained that Femi Adesina is his boy and will not join issues with him.
He said he understands that the presidential aide is only defending his paymasters.
He revealed that the prophecies Adesina claimed did not come to pass were not from him.
Ayodele told Adesina that it is too early to kick against his prophecy on the country’s break up, urging him to wait till then before describing it as fake.
“Femi Adesina is my son, I can’t join issues with him, I understand he is only trying to defend his pay masters, I am not angry with him. I’m not bothered by his claims against my prophecies but there is a need to lecture him with facts. Femi Adesina failed journalism by not doing proper investigation before describing my prophecies as fake”, he said.
“He claimed that I said Goodluck Jonathan was going to win in 2015 , PDP will win some state which they didn’t later win, the death of Buhari which didn’t happen, and many others. Unfortunately, all Femi Adesina said were pure lies, it is on record that I prophesied the victory of President Buhari, prayed for Buhari’s return from his long medical vacation, prophesied loss of PDP in those states he mentioned, these can be found in national newspapers.
“If Femi Adesina saw anything contrary to this, it simply means He didn’t do his investigations properly and paid attention to hearsays instead of going after facts. Well, He is now a big boy and can’t go through the stress of investigating properly.
“He claimed all my prophecies are negative but where was he when I prophesied the death of Abubakar Shekau earlier this year?’’
“On my prophecy about Nigeria’s break up before 2040, Femi Adesina should wait till then before describing this prophecy as false, I didn’t prophesy out of my intelligence or knowledge but according to the spirit of God”.
The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church further said Adesina has been pulling down servants of God in the course of defending the President.
Ayodele said he personally told Buhari that he would become president when he was a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
“Femi has been in the team of pulling down men of God for so long but He is my boy, He can’t pull me down at all, this ministry is built on prayers. He has interviewed me before, we have met and I even prayed for him some years back,” Ayodele stated.
“Before Buhari became president, I told him personally that He would someday become President when he was in ANPP, Femi was not even there but he can verify this from the President. Femi is one of the people I have prayed for to become great in life, I don’t even see his criticism against me as an Insult, it only means the Presidency are paying attention to the warnings of God, just that they are going about it the wrong way’’
“Femi is not the one to say who a prophet is, I don’t want to join issues with him, He is my boy, he is just being used by his paymasters and I am not bothered about it. He should apologize to his masters and to God for lying against me.
“Nobody can keep my mouth shut, I will continue saying whatever God asks me to say, he claims prophets see nothing, He should leave the prophets alone and wait if their prophecies will come to pass or not.’’
“I will not say what they want to hear, I will tell them what God says I should say, I am not angry with Femi, I won’t pray against him, like I said, Femi is my son, my friend and my reporter. He only wrote what he feels, not what he knows, I’m not angry with him. Prophecies can only be understood by those in the spirit, not an honorary deacon like Femi.
“It’s not a new thing that a prophet gets criticized, prophets of old were hated, thrown to prison because their word of prophecy didn’t favour the leaders but we all know the end of it.
“I can’t join issues with Femi Adesina, He is my son, He is only defending his pay masters but I will implore him to do proper investigation before laying further claims.”