Pastor Tunde Bakare, founder of Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate of President Buhari in the defunct Congress for Progressive Change has blamed the current challenges Nigeria is facing on our choice of an elderly President.
According to Pastor Tunde who has always supported Buhari before now in his Sunday morning sermon titled, ‘The birth pangs of a new Nigeria’, Nigeria needs an energetic leader;
‘If you want to know whether the President (Muhammadu Buhari) is getting better (and) recovering, I said in the course of that message he’s on the sure path to recovery. Give him time. The Nigerian Republic has not seen their president for a while.
Nigeria needs an energetic leader but the circumstances of our polity have brought us to where we are that the same country that the likes of (Yakubu) Godwin ruled at the age of 30 is now considering people in their 60s and 70s to administer it.’
He further said;
“What happened in France recently is a clear sign that there is going to be a change of guards almost worldwide. But let’s accept our own thing and resolve our issues with wisdom.
(Between) the man in the intensive care unit and the doctor treating him or wishing him dead, you don’t know who will die first. If God sent Isaiah back to go and tell Hezekiah that He was adding 15 years to his life, He is the only one who can do what He wills to do.
Nobody should wish another person dead. We should just pray, because you would put Nigeria in disaster.”