The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has sent a condolence message to the family of a former Senator, Buruji Kashamu, who died on Saturday as a result of COVID-19.

Primate Ayodele described Kashamu’s death as shocking and a big loss to the country, Ogun State and his family.

It will be recalled Primate Ayodele had warned that COVID-19 was out to kill influential and very important personalities.

He had predicted:

“This COVID-19 will not go either today or tomorrow.

“If care is not taken, it may extend till next year.

“More prominent people will still die of the virus.”

Ayodele made this known some months ago following the spread of the pandemic to Nigeria.

After the warning, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari; former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Senator Bayo Osinowo, popularly known as Pepperito; and Kashamu among other prominent Nigerians have died.

Primate Ayodele made it known that the only solution to weaken the strength of COVID-19 was intense prayer and not the lockdown solution adopted by the government.

Furthermore, Primate Ayodele had also warned that the Presidential Villa, also known as Aso Rock, needed cleansing from COVID-19 to avert the unexpected.

He said in June 2020:

“President Buhari should be vigilant and be mindful of the people he hosts during this period.

“Between July and August, Nigeria will lose prominent people to COVID-19.

“Buhari should minimise the way he attends to people during this time.

“The villa needs to be cleansed.”

Ayodele while sending out his condolence message on Kashamu, maintained that until cleansing is done in the Villa, more death was inevitable.

He called on President Buhari to reach out on the cleansing as soon as possible.