Primate Elijah Ayodele has predicted that the governorship election in Imo State would not favour the incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma.
The founder of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church stated that a strong opposition would emerge in what will be a tight affair.
He further said that this will be achieved if other political parties put their heads together to unseat the ruling All Progressives Alliance candidate.
Ayodele said: ‘’If anyone wants to win Hope Uzodinma in Imo state, there must be a coalition. As individuals, no opposition will be able to defeat the governor so they need to form a coalition if they are truly serious about defeating the governor.”
On the other hand, Primate Ayodele noted that Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state would retain his position for a second term.
The clergyman urged the incumbent governor to make peace with aggrieved members of his party before the elections.
He added that Governor Diri’s victory might face some impediment caused by technicalities that would be used against him.
His words: ‘’The governor of Bayelsa, Douye Diri will retain his seat but he needs to make reconciliation moves before the election with aggrieved parties.
“He must stay on alert and put his house in order. He must continue doing projects that will make people smile. Diri should be more focused than ever because they want to do a kind of technicality again.
“The PDP should extend reconciliation move to other parties and there will be crisis in Bayelsa APC and this will make way for the PDP.”