Determine your successor, Bakare tells Buhari


Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to determine who succeeds him.

Bakare, who Buhari’s running mate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change during the 2011 presidential election, yesterday asked Nigerians to seek God’s intercession so that the president would not hand over to “thieves and perverts.”

In his state of the nation address titled, “Unveiling the True Enemies of Nigeria”, Bakare charged Buhari to build a strong legacy facilitated by accurate succession.

According to him, a key responsibility that history bestows on the president is “to institutionalise systems of accurate succession that will build and sustain the Nigeria we desire.”
He said: “God is into succession. Anyone in government that does not concern himself about succession is destroying his own legacy because the person coming after you can just mess up everything. “Let us ask God for grace of accurate succession; that he (Buhari) will not hand over the baton of government and governance to thieves and perverts, to corrupt and power-drunk individuals, but those who are true patriots, who will serve like our founding fathers served; though not perfect, they did their best.”

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