Bakare: Debate on Energy Rotation Fuelled by Political Immaturity


  • Canvasses digital voting for future polls
  • Says he would possibly possibly perhaps merely discover into account running for President in 2023

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), formerly Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has declared that the controversy over presidential energy rotation is being fueled by political immaturity, pronouncing the debate ought to like centred on the skill and personality of whoever can be allowed to steer the country.

He additionally canvassed for digital voting in future elections in the country whereas no longer ruling out the chance of his running for the space of business of the President come 2023 if it is the need of God with the give a enhance to of Nigerian populace.

Bakare, who spoke with newsmen on Friday after a closed-door assembly with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Bellow House, Abuja posited that the nation’s political immaturity told the clamour for energy rotation from North to South and vice versa.

His words: “It’s our immaturity, politically and otherwise, that makes us issue energy must both be in the North or be in the South, somewhat than procuring for essentially the most efficient, the fittest, essentially the most competent, and other folks of personality, who be pleased this nation.

“Listen to me, if the save aside the president comes from will accomplish the space he has come from to be better, the Northern piece of Nigeria would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent be richest and would possibly possibly perhaps possibly merely silent be essentially the most revolutionary and essentially the most developed due to out of 61 years, the north has produced both the president or heads of advise for 40 to 41 years and yet, explore the retrogression in the North.

“If it’s from the South, why would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent an person like President Obasanjo freeze and resolve the account of Lagos Bellow in his get tenure? If it’s from South-South or Southeast why couldn’t President Jonathan consume all his powers to procure South-South/Southeast?

“No longer the save aside they arrive from, it’s what they raise and what they’ve to offer. May possibly possibly also merely essentially the most efficient of essentially the most efficient of Nigerians upward thrust, whether or not they’re from the east, from the west, from the north, and from the south.

“If there are agreements between politicians amongst themselves on rotation, a good deal is a good deal. That’s between them. However as some distance as this country is anxious, what we desire at this stage is man who can pressure us to the Eldorado”.

Bakare additionally immediate the Nationwide Assembly to better its sage of good rules by working to total digital voting in future polls nationwide.

He commended the Nationwide Assembly for approving digital transmission of election results by the Just Nationwide Electoral Rate (INEC), describing it as one of essentially the most efficient things the federal legislature needed to this point done.

The cleric charged the federal authorities to enact more to liberalise the electoral course of in the country by making it that it is most likely you’ll possibly perhaps possibly possibly imagine for Diaspora Nigerians to say their franchise in subsequent elections, pondering their fiscal contributions to the nationwide financial system.

Commenting on the latest approval for digital transmission of election results by the Nationwide Assembly, he acknowledged “almost definitely one of essentially the most efficient things the sizzling Nationwide Assembly has done, in particular the Senate, due to with that, Nigerians can vote and then results will also be transmitted so easily. No longer handiest that, piece of the Bellow of the nation tackle that I did on October 10, I emphasised how Nigeria formative years, in particular undergraduates, are disenfranchised in our country.

“22.3 million students are registered, but for the length of election, campuses are shut, they will not be in a save aside to come there to vote, therefore disenfranchised. If we are able to enact no longer lawful transmitting results, but with the draw to vote electronically, which would possibly be amazing. It is going to deepen and give a enhance to our democracy.

“No longer handiest that, the Diaspora sends above $25 billion to Nigeria. Nigeria in Diaspora would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent additionally be in a save aside to vote like they enact in each a total lot of country on the planet. The more the merrier. Certain, democracy is a sport of quantity, but our other folks would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent like the closing issue, so the space of business of the citizen would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent be as necessary, if no longer bigger than the space of business of the governor or the president due to they are the these that save aside them in energy. Sovereignty silent lies in the palms of the other folks of Nigeria”, he acknowledged.

Bakare who ran in 2011 on the identical Presidential designate with President Buhari, additionally acknowledged his demand restructuring of the country doesn’t involve balkanisation, but outlined that a silent restructuring is that it is most likely you’ll possibly perhaps possibly possibly imagine, when justice, equity and the rule of thumb of law are allowed to discover again.

In accordance with him: “I’d acknowledged it, it’s in the start, the documents are already there, it’s no longer something I can quilt in 5 minutes. We are going to have the chance to enact it with out taking pictures any gun. The lecture after lecture after lecture, I even like willing and I’ve made copies accessible to Mr. President.

“We want to enact it, to slither this nation forward. The founding fathers of this nation; Sir Ahmadu Bello, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa, alongside with their entourage, in Lancaster House and all over the save aside the space, agreed on what form of authorities Nigeria would possibly possibly perhaps merely silent like. We must no longer swap the goalpost in the midst of the game.

“We are collectively as a nation than going our a total lot of ideas. Nonetheless it will most likely possibly perhaps merely silent be primarily based on equity, justice, beautiful play and a rule of law”, he acknowledged.

Requested if he can be running for the space of business of the President in 2023, Bakare acknowledged “each Nigerian, who is of age and who is no longer disqualified by any skill, is free. I’m a nation builder, if God wants me to enact that, and the other folks of Nigeria can be pleased that, why no longer? I’m as free as any one to enact anything else with my time. I’ve pastored a church for 33 years, now we raise new leaders. I desire to focal point on nation constructing.

“The Predicament of job of the President is handiest one space of business, there’re so many change things we are able to enact as other folks to offer a enhance to whoever is there to be definite that we enact no longer slither into retrogression, but launch to accomplish regular progress as a other folks. I’ve already communicated clearly, my future plans to Mr. President, and it stays between us”, he further acknowledged.