The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has been condemned by a chieftain of Afenifere, Femi Okurounmu, for calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to announce his successor.
The chieftain of the Yoruba socio-political organisation noted that it is not the duty of President Buhari to decide his successor.
Okurounmu further stated that the call by Bakare is a plan aimed at destabilizing Nigeria’s democracy.
Naija News had earlier reported that Pastor Bakare during a national broadcast called on President Buhari to choose his successor in 2023.
The cleric had claimed that there is a possibility of looters to take over in 2023 if Buhari fails to announce his successor.
Okurounmu while speaking with newsmen urged the President not to heed to the call, stressing that it was the right of Nigerians to vote for the next president.
Okurounmu said: “I read through the whole so-called state of the national broadcast. The only thing I agree with, in the statement is that Nigeria is rotten from top to bottom. His analysis of how rotten Nigeria is accurate.”
“But when he then goes on to say that it is not by accident that Buhari is the president at this time, that God has put him in a place where he can restore Nigeria to a place where all of us can be proud to call ourselves Nigerians, I think he’s living in a fool’s paradise; because you cannot ask a man who is lame as your representative to come and run 100 metres dash when you know he cannot move.”
“Our experience with Buhari in the last five years of his administration has shown Buhari to be the very opposite of the kind of man Bakare is asking Buhari to be. The man has shown himself to be the greatest divider that Nigeria has known in terms of being a leader.”
“So, the kind of expectations that Tunde Bakare is now pretending or asking Buhari to do, he knows Buhari cannot do it. Now, he asks Buhari to put in place a succession plan. Number one, it is not the duty of the current president or incumbent president to determine his own successor because that is one of the things that destabilize democracy.”