According to Primate Elijah Ayodele, the Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party are in a critical condition and in danger of collapsing if they do not take immediate action to save themselves.
Primate Ayodele likened the current state of the opposition to being in a coma and predicted that they will cease to exist within the next three years unless they come together in a merger.
He emphasized that the only way these parties can be salvaged from an imminent demise is through a merger.
Failure to do so will result in both parties losing their relevance in the political landscape 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.’’