Spiritual Father Speaks On Ambode, Tinubu Rift Ahead 2019
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The Spiritual father/Chairman of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide, Most Rev. Samuel Abidoye, has said Nigeria would suffer if Lagos comes under “fire.”

There are reports that incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu are not on good terms.

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This, according to sources, means Tinubu would not be backing Ambode for a return to office, a development Ambode has refuted.

Speaking on the issue during the Church’s summit in Kwara State on Wednesday, Abidoye urged both men to resolve their differences.

”Lagos must continue to have peace,” Abidoye said. “If there is a fire in Lagos, it will affect every part of Nigeria.”

He also said, “Lagos must continue to have peace, as the state is strategic to Nigeria.

“Tinubu should continue to be a stabilizer in Lagos politics and act according to God’s dictates for the benefit of the people.

“Nobody should impose leaders on anybody no matter how powerful you are. You should not forget this fact that you are here today because God allowed you to be there.

“They should not put fire in Lagos. Lagos is the center of Nigeria. Although Abuja is the headquarters, Lagos is the center and if there is a fire in Lagos, it will affect every part of Nigeria.”

On the national level, the cleric urged Nigerian leaders to “avoid self-serving interest and deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians.”