Resign or be removed, Bakare warns Jonathan

by Isi Esene

The pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and the Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Tunde Bakare has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to resign from office before he is removed.

He said this in a statement titled: “How to change government peacefully and make society better”.

According to the Vanguard Newspapers, the fiery pastor noted that Nigeria is plagued with a “catalogue of scandalous mismanagement of national resources, the unbridled stealing of public funds, and the bewildering exposure of the level of corruption in almost every arm of government as well as governmental agencies and parastatals, call for a change of guards, more so when the president has openly admitted that the security situation in the country has changed his pre-election agenda”.

In urging the president to resign, Bakare who was the Vice-presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) during the 2011 presidential elections, stated that “resignation is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of patriotic truthfulness. It is giving opportunity to those who can do a better job in the interest of the nation to carry on with nation-building where the exiting leader stops.”

He continued his address saying, “Even for a seasoned, well-cooked and well-equipped UK prime minister like Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, the moment the people rose against her policy, she did the honourable and noble thing. She resigned and returned to the parliament before retiring from politics”.

He went on to chide the government for not seeing the linkage between corruption and violence describing the present administration as helpless in the face of daunting security challenges before it.

“This is no time for false accusations and counter-accusations. Mr. President may be doing his best, but the impact is not felt anywhere except in the bank accounts of oil vultures, his corrupt political allies and corporate cowboys.

“We have a patriotic duty to educate our people and we will continue to do that until light replaces the darkness in foggy minds, since education is considered a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army, in the words of Henry Peter Brougham”.

It will be interesting to hear what the presidency has to say about this uncomplimentary picture of the President Jonathan’s administration painted by Bakare.

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  2. I for one whole heartedly support Pastor Tunde Bakare, on his functional critic against a non-functional government, especially the administration of President Good Luck Jonathan.A close look at the height of corruption in high places in this country tell one the our government have no dream or even a vision about the future.Al media headlines are filled e=with the rot in the houses—federal and state.The s next agenda will will be the dance of shame of the EFCC arrest and the imbroglio in the judiciary.The last will be the security, lost of lives and depredation of the entire facilities in the country.Where do we go from here? What are the agenda of the leadership of this country?
    I have one's suggested in my foundational writes, let us do an experiment with the recovery of stolen public funds.One of such noble experiments will that for every recovery made from the billions stolen by public servant –let there be a singular project the such money will invested on.Be there industries, research institutions, roads, production unit, technological etc.
    These projects will be monitored by foreign experts or consulting firms not any government agencies.This may take the line of investing such for national project, where the personae of Federal level and state development, where the personae is a state public servant.We will be surprised at the level of infrastructural development the money being stolen will have accomplished when properly invested.Again, we will be dismayed at how these bandits are depriving the citizens of their opportunities of enjoying a better society where nothing is happening because of their wickedness.
    Let these people be brought to books and prosecuted accordingly.It is Ghana that living legend like Jerry Rawlings (born Jeremiah Rawlings John on 22 June 1947) served a Head of Sate and cleansed the system for Ghana today to celebrate years of uninterrupted power supply.–the cheapest commodity that ant country of the world would subsidize for the citizens to enjoy.We pay through our nose for everything in this country.
    There are no functional Government Hospitals.There are no functional industries built by government.All average Nigerian are looking for well packaged over see master program from classroom universities.Where there are millions of opportunities to invest and attract investors into this country.There are no good roads.All available roads are not motor-able, yet these people, the President and others go out and see things for themselves where their counterparts are working.
    Why would Tunde Bakare be arrested just because he is speaking the truth in a democratic environment where the only welcomed approach for national development is functional criticism without convoluted tongues, like the paid media? Why should Tunde Bakare be arrested in a society where there is freedom of information bill? WE are not gradually inviting the military– and shouldn't complain when they strike.

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