The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Friday, said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party, would be on the verge of collapsing if they do not make moves to rescue themselves.
Primate Ayodele described the current state of the opposition as a coma while stating that they will cease to exist within the next three years if they do not merge.
He said the only way the parties can be saved from an impending death is a merger, or else both parties will continue to lose relevance in the political atmosphere of the country.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Oluwatosin Osho, Ayodele said: ‘’PDP and Labour Party are already in ‘Coma’, they will be ‘buried ’in three years if they don’t merge. There are forces troubling them but they have not seen it. They need to fight it spiritually before fighting it politically.
‘’The only thing that can save the major oppositions; the Labour Party and PDP is a merger; if not, they will go into oblivion before the next election. If they don’t put their selfish intentions behind them, 10 million Atikus will not be able to do it and Obasanjo will just be ranting till he is called home.’’
On PDP particularly, Primate Ayodele noted that it will become a forgotten party because active members will defect to the ruling party and the party’s presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku will be betrayed. He stated that the party has three factions of politicians fighting for their selfish needs.
‘’PDP will become a forgotten party if they are not careful. This government will render the party powerless if care isn’t taken. The majority of those in the party now are looking for survival. Atiku will face more betrayal than ever in this dispensation, they will still fight him. PDP has become three factions already fighting for their selfish needs, the governors will be misled. Some of these PDP members will still decamp.’’
Ayodele’s remark comes at a time PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar had called on the opposition to merge against the All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of 2027.
Atiku said the APC was sliding Nigeria into anarchy and a one-party state, hence the need for the opposition to merge.