Pastor Tunde Bakare Wants Elections Postponed By Six Months

 Pastor Tunde Bakare
Pastor Tunde Bakare

Convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), Pastor Tunde Bakare has called for the postponement of the 2015 general elections by six months.

Bakare, who spoke, yesterday at his church, the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, in his State of the Nation’s address with the theme, The Gathering Storm and Avoidable Shipwreck: How to Avoid Catastrophic Euroclydon, the former vice presidential candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), warned of impending dangers for the country, if the warning signals were ignored.

“I must state that the proposal for suspension of elections is not with a view to giving the president an avenue for undue tenure elongation but for the purpose of building a coalition that will bring lasting solutions to our problems.

“I have clearly painted a picture of where we are, a disaster is ahead of us. If the northerner emerges as winner, whether he has won that election fair and square or not, people will allege rigging. If Jonathan wins the election, fair and square, they will allege that he used his power of incumbency to rig the election,” Bakare noted.

He said, however, that the only way to avert the storm was to urgently address some fundamental flaws in the polity.