by Adeniyi Abdul
It’s no secret that Bakare has only harsh words for the Jonathan government. Now, he has beamed his spotlight on the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, vice presidential candidate for General Buhari in the April 2011 election, senior pastor of Latter Assembly Lagos, and generally outspoke human being, Tunde Bakare, while delivering a sermon on Sunday at the Latter Rain Assembly criticised Dame Patience Jonathan’s recent appointment as permanent secretary, accusing her of “aggressive compensation”.
“Now I know why Jonathan’s wife has become Permanent Secretary,” Bakare said during the sermon titled Personal Insecurity/Inferiority Aborts Your Destiny (Part 1) “They are preparing her for the position of the prime minister of Niger Delta Republic.”
“In the time of Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello, they annexed their resources to the development of their regions and there were serious competitions in each region, which in turn contributed to the federal purse. Now, it is the turn of Otuoke people, and they are declaring autonomy.
“We are not saying that people should not control the resources in their own regions, but they had benefited from the largesse of our unity in the past. Now, they cannot divorce when they have their own child.”
President Jonathan wasn’t spared criticism either as the pastor found fault with his recent comments about the 2015 elections.
“Within ten years from when he was working among the marine animals, he was appointed to become deputy governor, and then became acting governor.
“Without even thinking about it, he was appointed as vice presidential candidate and, by doctrine of necessity, he became acting president. Before he could study how to act, God factor made him president. Now, he has not even performed in 2011/2012, he is planning for 2015. His middle name is Jeroboam!”
“When the shoeless takes over, he does clueless things,” Bakare continued. “When such men of low estate find themselves in power, terrible things begin to happen.”
He added, “It is the timidity of the inferior that prods them to cover up. Deep rivers flow in majestic silence.”