- Category: Politics
- Published on Friday, 02 April 2010 04:49
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Following recent media publications that former President Olusegun Obasanjo handedly picked the South West ministerial nominees, maverick preacher of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said Nigerians should prepare for another third term debacle.
Bakare warned that if those who contributed to the present quagmire in Nigeria are brought back as ministers, Nigerians would be mobilized to turn the heat on the acting president.
According to Bakare: “I don’t know those who made it through the screening and those who did not make it. If the likes of those we think are part of our problems are in it, we should know that we are going to turn the heat on the acting president because we are not going to open our eyes and let them squander the wealth of the nation any further.
“We need performance-oriented people. We do not need a cabinet of political patronage. If Obasanjo is still the one handpicking the ministers that Jonathan is approving, then I am welcoming Nigerians to another era of failed third term but we will truncate it before it takes root.” While calling on Nigerians to rise up and take their own destiny in their hands and go beyond the ‘enough is enough’, to stop this nonsense, Bakare said: “If Nigerians do not rise and let their voices be heard, then the subjugation will continue.”
Pastor Bakare was one of the leaders of Save Nigeria Group (SNG), a coalition of civil society organizations that staged rallies across the country to press for the installation of Goodluck Jonathan as the acting president after a prolong absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua from the country.
The SNG also demanded the implementation of Justice Mohammed Uwais Electoral Reform Panel reports as the only panacea for a future free and fair elections in the country.