The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted Primate Theophilus Olabayo of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh, Maryland, Lagos, for predicting that the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje will win next year’s governorship poll in Lagos.Olabayo had said in his prediction that APC will lose next year’s governorship election to PDP because it fielded the wrong candidate.
“I say it again that if there is going to be election, Jimi Agbaje will have the upper hand because the candidate that should have won the election for APC was not given the chance to be presented as the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State. APC should have presented Ganiyu Solomon. He was God’s anointed candidate for the party,” Olabayo had said.
Reacting in a statement, APC warned Lagosians in particular and Nigerians in general to be wary of attention-seeking prophets and their patronising prophecies of doom, as the 2015 general elections draw nearer.
Lagos Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Joe Igbokwe said the clergy was only aiming at regaining public relevance, adding that Olabayo’s prediction never came to the party as a surprise, following his antecedents of failed predictions in the past.
The party said the primate was only trying to use APC to bounce back to relevance, having suffered both physical, financial and spiritual setback years ago.
“Is it not the same man who predicted years back that George W. Bush would defeat Bill Clinton at the American polls only to publicly apologise that he saw Clinton and not Bush, after Clinton became the president?
“In 1991, the ‘man of God’ predicted the imminent death of a very prominent Nigerian who threatened to sue him for the fake prophecies. The man is still alive till date and still kicking at over 80 years of age. Are these not enough to make the self-acclaimed Nostradamus to cover his face in shame?” it asked.
The party advised Olabayo to heed the word of the Bible which says “Healer, heal thyself,” saying that just as his past predictions had gone into the garbage bin, so would this one which the party rejected in God’s mighty name