…says obvious signs that Nigeria needs to renegotiate its union
The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed worry over the killings in Benue State and some other parts of the country, observing that the attacks expose lapses in the unity of the country.
“These attacks have shown that the country needs to renegotiate its union,” Bakare said.
The fiery cleric said this while featuring on a programme tagged: “Roadmap 2019” shown on Channels Television on Monday, faulting the Muhammadu Buhari-administration for failing to deliver on its major campaign promises, which has security as its core.
Bakare, who was the running mate of Buhari in 2011 presidential election, described the government’s anti-corruption approach as defective and therefore had yet to produce any serious conviction after three years.
He accused the Federal Government of sectionalising the corruption fight, saying while some of the accused had been treated with a kid s gloves, others had been hammered even when their guilt had not been completely established.
“All I hear today is corruption is fighting back. It’s a thing of deep concern for me that up till this hour, three years after, except the likes of Sambo Dasuki who had been detained more or less forever for whatever reasons, I have not seen any serious conviction.
“I have seen pats on the back via ‘return some and leave the rest’ and I have seen sensationalism. If we turn the searchlight into the body polity in Nigeria, it will not be absolutely out of place to say the synonym for politics in Nigeria is banditry, regardless of who is in power,” he said.
When asked if he will seek public office to effect most of the changes he canvassed for, Bakare said he doesn’t need to contest election to play a role in the nation’s leadership.