The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Sunday, explained the kind of president Nigerians should vote for in the 2023 general elections.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Primate Ayodele said Nigeria needs an intelligent president who fears God, has feelings for the poor, and is intentional about improving the country’s economy.
Ayodele cautioned the citizens against voting for a president that would be a puppet to the past leaders.
He said: “This is the kind of person Nigerians should vote for as the next president of the country, someone who will make Nigeria better, one who is intelligent and has the fear of God. Someone who has feelings for the poor and is intentional about making the economy better. One who isn’t sectional and doesn’t have religious bias.
“We need someone who will create employment for the youths, who will fight corruption and won’t be sectional. This present government is sectional in fighting corruption and insecurity. We need someone who will make a promise and fulfil it, someone who will take Nigeria as his own nation and won’t rule as a regional leader. Someone who will take education seriously and not use payment of workers’ salaries as a campaign. One who will look after the pensioners.
The clergyman said Nigeria needs a president who will fight injustice, shun ethnicity, “handle security properly, one who is bold and call a spade a spade. We need someone who will fight injustice because there is corruption in the judiciary.”
Primate Ayodele disclosed that although none of the top contenders have all of the outlined traits excellently, God will touch the mind of electorates to know who is better.
“This is the kind of leader God described to me and who among them has this attribute? God said he will touch the heart of Nigerians to see someone who has these. Although among them, none of them has it excellently and we can’t have an excellent leader in 2023 but we will get someone who can make it better than it is now,” he added.