The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Wednesday, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was under pressure to hand over to the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential running mate, Kashim Shettima.

He said Northern elders have schemed out the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu from their agenda, and opted for Shettima.

The cleric disclosed this in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Osho Oluwatosin.

He explained that Northern elders want Shettima because they prefer a Kanuri man to become the next president of Nigeria and not a Fulani person.

Primate Ayodele cautioned Buhari against meddling into the affairs of whoever succeeds him.

The clergyman urged Buhari to shut down the plans of the Northern elders because it will lead Nigeria to serious bloodbath, protest, and anarchy.

Ayodele urged Buhari to be free and fair in the emergence of his successor.

He said: ‘’President Buhari is under pressure not to hand over to Atiku, Peter Obi and Tinubu.

“Shettima is a game plan of the Northerners, not Tinubu and every avenue to install Shettima will cause serious bloodbath in Nigeria and serious protest and anarchy.

‘’The president is under pressure to hand over to a Kanuri man. The Northern elders don’t want Fulani, they want Kanuri and that’s why they planted Kashim Shettima. They want to ensure APC wins the election and if that happens, Nigeria will sink.’’

2023: Buhari under pressure, Northern elders against Tinubu – Primate Ayodele