Pastor Tunde Bakare, has advised the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to make certain that he appoints technocrats as ministers if indeed , he wants to succeed.
The founder of the Latter Rain Assembly, who was Buhari’s running mate during the 2011 presidential election, made the comments at the Wema Bank 70th commemorative lecture in Lagos on Monday, April 20.
At the event tagged; “Why Nations Succeed”, Bakare stated that issues such as zoning and religion must be disregarded if the right people will emerge.
“In a few weeks’ time after the handover, I pray that the North, which has been out of power for a while, will not say now ‘it is our turn’. And whether the person fits the role or not, they put again, round pegs in square holes and forget the real issues and begin to attract the same incompetent people to run our affairs.
“What is it that is wrong with our nation that the best, the most competent, the fittest and people with capacity are not the ones running our affairs?”
“It is not difficult to put things in order. If we have the mind to do it and you have the right people to occupy these offices like my sister Oby and like el-Rufai did in Abuja, those are the people we need to attract regardless of their religion, regardless of their gender, regardless of what part of the country they come from.”
Pastor Bakare, who also made a comment during the 26th anniversary of his church on Sunday, April 5, where he said he trusts Muhammadu Buhari but not everyone around him in his message to his congregation