Buhari Clearing The Rot Of Many Years, Bakare Defends Anti-graft War


Former vice presidential candidate and founder of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday reiterated his confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with a clear development plan for Nigeria.

This is just as he said what the Buhari administration is doing presently is to “remove logs that have fallen upon one another”, starting with the anti-graft war.

Bakare, however, urged Nigerians to use their voters’ card wisely at the 2019 general elections.

The fiery preacher stated this at the 2016 Obafemi Awolowo Birthday Commemorative Symposium held at the Efunyela Hall of the Awolowo’s residence in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, where various speakers bemoaned the dwindling fortunes of the country.

At the event, Governors of Ogun, Kaduna and Ondo State among other eminent dignitaries at the symposium, also advocated the adoption of the progressive ideas and programmes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo for Nigeria to move forward.

Earlier, in an interview with journalists at the sidelines of the symposium, Pastor Bakare, who was running mate to Buhari in the 2011 presidential election, threw his weight behind the anti-corruption campaign of the present administration.

The co-convener of the Save Nigeria Group, SNG, said anti-corruption should not be the ultimate end, stressing that government must come up with policy thrust.