Cleric and politician, who is the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare said yesterday that Nigeria is not the property of one man and he is prepared to lead another mass revolt against bad governance.
The cleric during a sermon on Sunday also came after a certain official of the Buhari administration who he said has been unsettled due to some of his recent pronouncements.
Bakare also faulted the recent arrests of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, saying the Federal Government had jettisoned the search for justice and replaced same with intimidation and brutality.
Bakare told the official: “I dare you to come after me since that is the usual style now. You might have done it to others; you are about to learn a lesson if you touch me,” said the cleric, who did not name the government official.
“If you know what I have done in secret, bring it to the open. I dare you to come after me if you can. I worked with you; I worked for you; I supported you to get there (where you are). When I talk now, I now have a smelly mouth.
“I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free.”
He added: “Have you forgotten that you vowed never to contest again. I said ‘not so’. I showed you how you can win the next election and you agreed to run and you won. I was not considering myself but concerned about how Nigeria can become great.
“Winning an election is a different thing; doing the right thing is another. No one must behave as if Nigeria is a personal property. Nigeria must be set free and any obstruction along the way must be removed; it must get out of the way.
“I declare to you ‘Nigeria-for-Nigeria Movement’. I’m prepared to lead this movement. Nigeria is not a one man property. This movement will liberate Nigeria.”
He however cautioned that no group or individual should take up arms against the government saying he does not support such actions: “I don’t support any act of violence, taking up arms against the country and killing people. Those are in the realm of criminality and anybody doing that must be brought to book,” Bakare said.