While speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Convener, Save Nigeria Group, Tunde Bakare, opened up against any attempt by the military to usurp power in Nigeria.
The Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned against any military take-over of government, vowing to lead a nationwide protest against any such act.
Bakare who was the vice presidential candidate to Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) campaign of that year, also warned Nigerians to stop engaging in speculation over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
“We don’t want the military to return to power. I have said I will not participate in any protest again, but if the military dares return, I will personally mobilise all the forces in this country to hit the streets and protest. It is not a threat but a promise.”
“The notion that the Nigerian nation is non-negotiable will remain contested through agitations, until we summon enough courage to put it to the test, and prove, through the outcome, that we are indeed prepared to become a truly united nation.”
Bakare also supported the call by some sections of Nigerians calling for restructuring of the country.
He said, “The hues and cries for restructuring in our nation appear not to have been well received by this present government. The inquisitive may ask: Why must we restructure? We must restructure to correct the flaws in our federal system.
“A federated state is defined as a territorial and constitutional community forming part of a federal union. In a true federal system, previously sovereign states agree to confer their individual sovereignties on a central government.