The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki against fighting his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, to avoid losing the state to opposition parties.
He revealed that Obaseki’s fight with his deputy would ruin the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the coming election.
He said this in a statement signed by his media aide, Osho Oluwatosin.
The prophet advised the governor to be more diplomatic in addressing the issues between him and his deputy instead of washing dirty linen in public.
He said: ‘’Obaseki should stealth his sword, fighting his deputy will make him fail. He should be more diplomatic about this matter.
“I warned you that you and your deputy will fight three years ago and it will lead to your political weakness.
“Fighting him will make PDP lose, if there are issues, come together and sort it. Don’t wash your dirty linen outside. This fight will not give you victory, it will make you lose, stop fighting.’’
He urged both of them to find ways to settle their differences.
‘’The fight is going more spiritual and it may affect PDP chances in the coming election. The party can lose in Edo if this fight continues.
“Instead of you to put your house together and see how you will win election, you are fighting. Stop this fight. There’s more to do than the fight.
“It’s a small world, look at the beginning, don’t let it make you lose the state; don’t think your people love you. Those clapping for you will be the ones that will create problems for you,” he said.