…says Nigeria not one man property
The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said he is prepared to lead a movement that will liberate Nigeria.
He also said that Nigeria is not a one man property, adding that it must be restructured.
This was even as Bakare, an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, slammed the Federal Government over its clamp down on the Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho, and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
He also accused a government official of attempting to clamp down on him for condemning the perceived ills of the current administration.
Speaking during his sermon at the CGCC on Sunday he said:
“Winning an election is a different thing; doing the right thing is another. No one must behave as if Nigeria is a personal property. Nigeria must be set free and any obstruction along the way must be removed; it must get out of the way.
“I declare to you ‘Nigeria-for-Nigeria Movement’. I’m prepared to lead this movement. Nigeria is not a one man property. This movement will liberate Nigeria.
“I don’t support any act of violence, taking up arms against the country and killing people. Those are in the realm of criminality and anybody doing that must be brought to book.
“However, we must realise that what has given rise to the agitation is lack of justice and equity. When there is justice, when there is equity, agitation will die down.
“How can you be expending so much energy on Igboho and Kanu? Igboho and Kanu are not Nigeria’s problems.
“Nigeria must restructure and no one can stop that.”
On the government official attempting to clampdown on him he said:
“I dare you to come after me since that is the usual style now. You might have done it to others; you are about to learn a lesson if you touch me,” said the cleric, who did not name the government official.
“If you know what I have done in secret, bring it to the open. I dare you to come after me if you can. I worked with you; I worked for you; I supported you to get there (where you are). When I talk now, I now have a smelly mouth.
“I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free.
“Have you forgotten that you vowed never to contest again. I said ‘not so’. I showed you how you can win the next election and you agreed to run and you won. I was not considering myself but concerned about how Nigeria can become great.”