The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly Tunde Bakare, has said that if President Muhammadu Buhari can have eight years of uninterrupted tenure, “then, someone from the South should also do it”.
Concise News reports that Pastor Bakare stated this when he spoke to Daily Sun recently.
“A Nigerian president is possible. It can be from the South, it can be from the North,” the outspoken preacher says.
“For peaceful arrangement and for the stability of our country, even those in the North had conceded in times past when it was the southerners’ turn.
“When Obasanjo came and Yar’Adua died, a southerner still took over. A Northerner is there now. It cannot be one part of the country dominating the rest of the nation forever.
“It will not augur well for the nation. Whoever that person is, I pray he will be a pan- Nigerian to plan progress and who will think about how to move our nation forward.
“It is no brainer that someone from the North had eight years of uninterrupted tenure. Then, someone from the South should also do it.
“Fair is fair. But again, it depends on the party that will produce the president. We seem to have two major parties and that was because of the merger that took place in 2012 that produced Buhari’s presidency in 2015.
“In 2023, depending on the party that is producing who because if your party is not strong like those small parties there is no headway.
“They are just wasting time. If we are going to have two strong parties, usually you cannot determine forehand which party will win.”
The televangelist was once Buhari’s running mate – precisely in 2011.
Occasionally, he criticises the President’s government and carries the ambition of one day leading Nigeria.