The Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare has disclosed that he warned against a change of government before the 2015 presidential election.
Naija News reports that he stated this during a State of the Nation’s address in his church on Sunday.
In the message titled ‘The Conspicuous Handwriting on the Wall’, Bakare said he was actively involved in the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the former Vice-Presidential candidate, he and Buhari had great dreams to salvage the country from its woes during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan but the present predicament of the nation had forced him to speak out.
“I sounded the alarm on Sunday, January 4, 2015, about a gathering storm and avoidable shipwreck. I warned that our myriad challenges including violent external agitations and terrorism, socio-economic deprivation and political violence were merely symptoms of more fundamental problems,” Bakare said.
“I identified some of these fundamental problems to include our voting system and lopsided governmental structure, unresolved historical grievances now unresolved historical differences. I warned that change of government is putting the cart before the horse.”
CPC, ACN And APGA
He also claimed that he was actively involved in the merger between the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
“I must admit publicly that I played a critical role in that mission. God has shown me in a vision that General Muhammadu Buhari still had a role to play in stabilising Nigeria,” Bakare said.
“I, therefore, facilitated a meeting in the United Kingdom between him and some of our CPC leaders with a view to forming a coalition between the CPC and the ACN that would save Nigeria from an impending disaster.”