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Pastor Tunde Bakare asks President Jonathan to resign

 
Pastor Tunde Bakare, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to resign. He made the call while delivering a speech at the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, on Sunday. Speaking on the theme, ‘How to
Change Government Peacefully and Make Society Better’, Bakare told the
President that resignation was not “a sign of weakness but a sign of
patriotic truthfulness”. 

 

The Serving Overseer of Latter Rain
and vice-presidential candidate for Congress for Democratic Change in
the 2011 presidential election, said Jonathan should not wait to be
impeached or disgraced out of office. 

Bakare
said, “Mr. President should not wait for the conclusions in the court
of law and the court of public opinion for the rape and atrocities
committed against the Appropriation Act 2011 in respect of the subsidy
scandal – a ghost that still haunts his administration and will not rest
until the truth is made known and justice is served.

“The admission of extra-budgetary
spending of over N2tn without appropriation is another impeachable time
bomb that can explode any time. It would be a total disgrace if
resignation comes after that explosion.”

The cleric added, “If change,
positive change, will ever come to our clime, it will not be engineered
by those who are benefitting without conscience from the present
cesspool of corrosive corruption.

“It will only come from a new breed
without greed and a radical opposition to corruption. True genuine
change can only come from those not infected by the present corruption
malaise.”

He predicted that the next general elections would be better, adding that they might come earlier than expected.

Bakare said, “He (Jonathan) deserves
our sympathy, our prayers and whatever else we can honourably and
legally do to make sure he gets back to his home-base safely.

“Perhaps a few suggestions may
change the course of our rapid descent into the abyss since free and
fair and credibe election is currently alien to our polity. In all
honesty, I perceive very strongly that our next general election will be
better, though it may come earlier than expected.”

He said for a successful general elections in 2015, corruption, violence and insecurity must be addressed.

Bakare said, “Without doubt, if
corruption remains king, violence its deputy and insecurity the
treasurer of the ill-fated status quo in the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, we might as well write the epitaph today: ‘Here lie the remains
of a potentially great country whose ruin came because leadership did
not give a damn.”

He said the scandalous management of
national resources, the unbriddled stealing of public funds and the
exposure of level of corruption in every arm of government called for a
change of guards.

“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.”

 
 
Source: Punch Newspaper.

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