The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure by the Northern elders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to hand over to Senator Kashim Shettima.
The clergyman said that the ruling party presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is not in the agenda.
Ayodele stated this via a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, on Wednesday.
He insisted that Northern elders are bent on making a Kanuri man the next president of Nigeria not a Fulani person and that is why they planted Kashim Shettima in the ticket.
He said: ‘’President Buhari is under pressure not to hand over to Atiku, Peter Obi and Tinubu. Shettima is a game plan of the northerners, not Tinubu and every avenue to install Shettima will cause serious bloodbath in Nigeria and serious protest and anarchy.
‘’The president is under pressure to hand over to a Kanuri man, the northern elders don’t want Fulani, they want Kanuri and that’s why they planted Kashim Shettima. They want to ensure APC wins the election and if that happens, Nigeria will sink.
‘’This is the plan but I want to warn President Buhari not to involve himself in such, he should not interfere in who succeeds him in 2023 and allow election to be free and fair.’’