- Pastor Tunde Bakare has expressed great concern about how Nigeria is being run by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration
- Bakara, who was Buhari's presidential running mate under the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in 2011, said the president did not listen to his advice
- According to him, Nigerians thought that things would change for the better when President Buhari took over the government in 2015
Ogba, Lagos - Tunde Bakare, the senior pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never listens to his ideas on how to move Nigeria forward.
Legit.ng reports that while speaking with BBC Yoruba, Bakare said Nigerian leaders are corrupt and have steered the country to its current state.
The fiery pastor said many people voted for Buhari because they thought that, as a former military leader, he would understand the nation’s complexities and be able to lead the country on the right path.
Nigeria's leaders are corrupt
“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.
“Our leaders are corrupt. Let’s assume the military destroyed the government, what happened to our civilian government? Although many of them moved from the military, we still don’t know if we are in a military or civilian era. Nigeria will continue to deteriorate unless we turn around and make amends and ask those stronger than us to help us."
He added that it was through the group that Buhari first saw him and decided he could bring him close, saying that he had in mind to help Nigeria.
According to him, people thought someone who had once served as a military head of state, that once he becomes president, Nigeria would be better and progressive, stating that instead of things getting better, everything 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.”
The pastor, however, said he had not lost hope and he keeps praying that there will be a turnaround for the country.
Buhari's shoot-at-sight order not sufficient to end attacks
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Pastor Tunde Bakare on Sunday, April 4, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order has not proved sufficient to ease attacks in the north.
It was reported that the founder and general overseer of Citadel Global Community Church in a series of tweets to commemorate the 2021 Easter celebrations lamented over the activities of bandits cattle rustlers, and herdsmen in the northern part of the country.
The founder and general overseer of Citadel Global Community Church in a series of tweets to commemorate the 2021 Easter celebrations lamented over the activities of bandits cattle rustlers, and herdsmen in the northern part of the country.