A prophet, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, in a new interview with Nigeria Tribune has listed out the prophecies he saw concerning Nigeria and our politicians.
Primate Babatunde is the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos.
Many people only know you as a prophet but few know your background. When did you start developing the gift of prophecy?
I never intended to be a prophet. I just attended church and prayed while growing up. I was around 17 years old when I fell into a trance for 21 days.
It actually happened like this. I was washing my mother’s clothes and the next day was to be my birthday. I was thinking that I had not really fasted. My father would always say that I should fast. But I didn’t like it.
So that day, when it was 12 noon, I told myself that I should go and eat but before I knew what was happening, I fell in a trance. That was all.
It was after that that I decided what church to attend. I joined the Christ Apostolic Church. When I got there, the woman in charge gave me the responsibility of leading prayer sessions.
After a while, I went to Aviation School in Zaria where I joined the Celestial Church of Christ. After that, I joined the Scripture Union.
After which I joined a gospel church.
It was after that that I joined the Cherubim and Seraphim church. Every church that I attended gave me one responsibility or the other to handle.
After the 21 days of being in a trance, what happened?
All I said were written and they all came to pass. So, many things happened.
In January every year, prophets come out with different but largely negative prophecies...
I will not take that. There is nothing negative about the warning of God. The problem is usually the way that we take these prophecies. We are far away from the truth. It is the manner in which these prophecies are portrayed by the press. It is also the way that people react to these prophecies.
We take many things for granted in this country. We are too critical. We don’t fear God. Every country has its own prophets.
What do we expect this year and the nearest future?
This year, Jonathan will cajole Nigerians and some other politicians.
Some people will want to defect to APC. APC will goof. It will not make the presidency despite all the shakeups that will come up.
Jonathan will beg Obasanjo. There will be moves by PDP to reconcile. There will be negotiations on the office of the Vice-President, Chief of Staff, SGF, and in the process some people will ask Jonathan to step down.
Jonathan will then begin to struggle for a second term. Some of the governors who left PDP will return in the nearest future. Jonathan will be the last president that PDP will produce.
It will not be easy for the PDP.
Tukur will be relieved of his position. Northern leaders will not support Jonathan in 2015.
Tambuwal should not contest for the presidency. He will not win. He will be under pressure to leave PDP. If he leaves the PDP, he will have a lot of issues. He will face a lot of crises. He must be careful.
Despite all its present problems, PDP will face a lot of challenges this year. PDP will win the presidency but they may lose some states.
Jonathan should consult God for a second term. If Jonathan eventually becomes Nigeria’s president for a second time, he should watch his health. His second term will not be as peaceful as he expects.
We should pray for the First Lady.
I see chaos and political revolution. Nigeria cannot stay together for another 100 years.
If Buhari is not given APC presidential ticket, he will neither be here nor there. He may threaten to pull out of the APC. Buhari is expecting that ticket.
Jonathan is the cause of all these problems because he did not listen to warnings. There will be an attempt on Jonathan’s life. He must be conscious of what he takes. His health needs prayers.
Jonathan’s presidential economic team will fail him. Some ministers will be eased out while new ones will come in.
Aviation and the oil and gas ministries will be probed by the House of Representatives. There will be more threats to remove them.
Nothing serious will come out of SEC.
The DG of SEC will face a probe panel. The House of Reps will probe the Finance Minister this year. Their jobs will be under threat this year. There will be troubles.
The excess crude oil account will cause problems. I see that Nigeria will borrow money. I don’t know when this will come up but Aba will be the China of Nigeria where Nigeria will produce vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles.
Exotic guns will be made in Nigeria. I am not saying it will happen in 2014 but it is part of the things that we should be expecting in the nearest future. It will be a pleasure if we can manage these crises and then I see a greater Nigeria.
In Lagos State, there will be clamour for a Christian governor. If Lagos does not produce a Christian governorship candidate, APC will lose Lagos. I see an unknown man ruling Lagos in 2015.
If APC wants to retain Lagos in 2015, it must produce a Christian as a candidate. The person might have been in government.
I do not see Ikuforiji, Ashafa winning that seat. The direction is from Ikorodu area.
There will be crisis in Lebanon. I see crisis in Rwanda too. There will be bloodbath in Pakistan. I forsee trouble in South África, Angola.
Let’s pray not to lose any Nollywood star. I see the passing away of a Nollywood star in Yoruba and English. ANTP will have crisis.
Nigeria’s economy will not be fantastic in 2014. The price of food items will go up. Some markets will be shut down in the Eastern part of the country and in the Southern part. Prices of garri, palm oil and flour will go up. Price of vegetable will go up.