*Threatens to expose him
Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Renaissance has reacted to the scathing remarks made against President Muhammadu Buhari by the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
The group, which threatened to expose the cleric, said Pastor Bakare had formed the habit of constantly criticising the government without providing single solution to the numerous problems facing the country.
Collins Edwin, National Secretary, APC Youths Renaissance, in a statement on Monday wondered why Pastor Bakare “who has every access to President Buhari could not put his observations on paper and passed them to Mr. President for immediate action but chose to do otherwise in the public glare.”
The group, however, enjoined the pastor to stop using the pulpit to advance his political aspiration, asking him to run for an election if he thinks governance is easy.
The group further advised politicians who have developed the habit of constantly bashing the President to equally form the habit of constantly providing solutions to the many challenges facing the country.
“A situation where the likes of Bakare and his fellow armchair critics chose to make themselves cheap heroes in the public domain, we will have no other option than to expose their dirty dealings in the secret by sending our advanced team to probe their secret lifestyles”, the statement concluded.
It would be recalled that Leader of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday spoke fiercely against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, asserting that he has failed.
In an interview on AIT and monitored by www.gongnews.net Bakare said expectations of Nigerians had not been met by the Federal Government and that he was particularly disappointed about the handling of killings by herdsmen, particularly that of Benue State.
On whether the rampaging herdsmen were foreigners, Bakare said he does not know but that “they are human beings.”
Asked if he agreed with former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Buhari should not seek re-election in 2019, Bakare said it was the president’s constitutional right to seek elective office.
“I’ve not joined any Third Force. I’ve not been part of any force. At the right time, we will know what to do because what I see now is what I can envision in the days to come, it’s that this chicken that you see, they are about to eat, they are on intestine…
“Most of these people don’t really care about the development of the government of our nation…They seek power for self, not for service.
“This is why it hurts me deep, that such crisis will hit Benue state and the leadership of the nation will not move there, go there. Rather, they invited them to come to Abuja.
“The most painful to me was that an American leader would not do that; the British leader would not do that; who are the ones we are emulating. You are not a king, you are a servant of the people and you are to know that you really are serving the interest of your people.
“The Inspector General of Police showed up and he said it’s communal clash…he even said that before he got there! In a decent nation, he would have been fired by now,” he said.
On Buhari’s rumoured bid in 2019, Bakare replied: “It’s his fundamental constitutional right to run or not to run but whether it would now be accepted in the way it was accepted before…He came as military Head of State, he has come as civilian president, Jesus himself is only coming twice…”