The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has called on leaders of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) led by Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rethink the declaration of military action against the Junta in Niger Republic.
This comes after ECOWAS declared immediate military action against the Junta yesterday during a summit held in Abuja, Nigeria.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin, Primate Ayodele posited that the war would escalate beyond the West Africa region and spread across every part of the African continent.
He maintained that war isn’t the best option and that if Dialogue doesn’t work, Niger Republic should be left alone because innocent people will be killed if the war starts.
The outspoken cleric however advised leaders of the continent to seek the face of God instead of taking decisions based on their intelligence.
‘’The war will collapse ECOWAS, AU, and every African commission. I urge them to seek the face of God, war isn’t an option and it will escalate beyond necessary. This isn’t just a regional war, it will spread across every African nation. We don’t need this war because innocent people will be killed, leaders will be killed and we will pay heavily for it. I want to tell all African leaders, the US, France, and every interested party that they will not escape God’s judgment if this war happens in Africa.
‘’African leaders don’t value themselves. We don’t value ourselves and what we have. Let them leave Niger alone and let the country breathe than terrorizing and threatening the peace of the nation. They have gotten it wrong with the order of military action. This will not end the coup in Africa, they can’t see far.’’
The religious leader revealed that some forces are pushing African leaders to fight themselves but they are not seeing it.
He also blamed the declaration of military action on “fear of being ousted as a result of maladministration and long-term tenures by African leaders”.
He made it known that the war will not end coup in Africa.
He stated that there will be tension in the continent and more refugees will arise as a result of the war if it is embarked on.
He added that the war will only add to the economic woes of the continent and will not stop the emergence of military coups in Africa.
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