Why I Stopped Discussing With President Buhari—Pastor Bakare

Tunde Bakare
Tunde Bakare

The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, previously often known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari by no means listens to his concepts on tips on how to transfer Nigeria ahead. 

Bakare was Buhari’s working mate within the 2011 presidential election — the duo contested on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change. 

Why I Stopped Discussing With President Buhari—Pastor Bakare 2Tunde Bakare


Speaking with BBC Yoruba, Bakare mentioned Nigerian leaders are corrupt and have steered the nation to its present state.

He mentioned many individuals voted for Buhari as a result of they thought that, as a former army chief, he would perceive the nation’s complexities and be capable to lead the nation on the correct path.

“Things have turned upside down. They say the elders are the ones disrupting the nation, but it started with the youths. The coup plotters in the military — there are people that were 20 years old, 30 years old — they are the ones that brought us to where we are. They brought us here before they grew old in the job and refused to leave,” Bakare mentioned.

“If a army takes over a rustic, they received’t depart till issues grow to be dangerous. They will plunder each conceivable object is gone. However, there are nonetheless good ones among the many dangerous eggs.

“Our leaders are corrupt. Let’s assume the army destroyed the federal government, what occurred to our civilian authorities? Although lots of them moved from the army, we nonetheless don’t know if we’re in a army or civilian period. Nigeria will proceed to deteriorate except we flip round and make amends and ask these stronger than us to assist us. 
“I used to be in my home once I began the Save Nigeria Group. It was to assist the nation. I by no means knew (Goodluck) Jonathan or (Umaru) Yar’Adua. God solely confirmed me a imaginative and prescient and I began shifting round, saying ‘do not let Nigeria go bad’. Professor Wole Soyinka, (Retired Gen. Alani) Akinrinade, famend folks of Yoruba extraction joined us.

“That was the place Buhari first noticed me and determined he might convey me shut. We too, we wished to know his intentions for Nigeria. That was how we met in Kaduna. I had in thoughts to assist Nigeria however when (Obafemi) Awolowo couldn’t grow to be the president, as a superb particular person, I washed my palms off.

“People thought somebody who had as soon as served as a army head of state, that after he turns into president, Nigeria might be higher and progressive however as an alternative of issues to get higher, all the pieces has worsened.

“But God is not asleep. Some of my friends accuse me of bringing Buhari to power. I explained to them that he is someone I used to see and discuss the way forward with, that he would listen but once you leave, nothing comes out of the discussion. Then I decided to stay back.”
 
Bakare, nonetheless, mentioned he had not misplaced hope and he retains praying that there might be a turnaround for the nation. 

On the marketing campaign for Oodua Republic, Bakare mentioned such agitations are a results of the state of affairs within the nation.

“I have never seen Sunday Igboho. This is the time he is supposed to come see me but he is unable to come. But he has met with some prominent Nigerians,” he mentioned.

“If things were okay; people could feed themselves, have good jobs, no kidnapping… before, nobody was asking for what Sunday Igboho is agitating for presently. But I know that when the time is right, people will say Yoruba leaders alerted them because now the elders have not told them to ask for Oodua Republic. 
“We should find a way of making Nigeria progress. We can’t leave our country for another. We have to take a stand and make Nigeria work. When separatist groups see that things are getting better in the nation, they will drop their grievances.” 

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