Senior Pastor of Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, has said that President Buhari does not know hat is happening in Nigeria adding that his wicked counselors misinform him about the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Bakare said this on Monday, during a virtual interview on Arise Television.
The cleric, who spoke majorly on the #EndSARS protest and the state of affairs in the country, noted that Nigerian youths have demonstrated readiness to take up the leadership of the country.
He stated that the protest is an expression of dissatisfaction about the way the country is been run, saying Nigeria is “still battling with the same issues so many years after democracy had come”.
“Nobody is holding anyone accountable. Thank God for the young protesters who said enough is enough. We need accountability in many areas.
“One of the things that God will do for President Buhari that I pray is that God delivers him from wicked counsels and wicked counsellors who tell him life is sweet, everything is going well. They are not giving him report of what is going on, on the streets and in our nation”, he stated.
He urged Buhari to begin to positively respond to the demands of the protesters, to show that government is very responsive and changed its usual status quo mindset of making promises it is not willing to keep.
The pastor further challenged the President to review grievances of the past among ethnic nationalities, and “set up presidential committee for national reconciliation, reintegration and restructure”.
According to him, now is the time for Buhari to create a legacy that will outlast him.
“In 2019 or 2015, it looks like he has a long time. But four years have gone. We are into the second year of the present administration and it is going to end soon. Time is going, anyone who is thinking of legacy, this is the best time to go into action, may be two, three things that he will be noted for and people will say ‘in the days of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria took a giant leap in these categories’”.
When asked if he will contest the presidential election in 2023, the former vice presidential candidate of the now-defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), said he could consider running for the office like every qualified Nigerian.
He said: “It is my fundamental right to run if I choose to. I mean every word of what I spoke. I cannot just fold my hands or say well, let it continue. No!