The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of “the cabal” in his government, so that they will not mess up his administration.
Speaking on a programme which featured on Channels Television on Monday, the cleric said Buhari would be held responsible if his government fails.
According to Bakare, “If you allow the cabal to make a mess of this administration, at the end of the day, the bulk ends on your table.
“If a seventy-something-year-old man is saying ‘there are people that are teleguiding me’, he will have himself to be blamed at the end of the day because nobody voted for the cabal, and nobody trusted the cabal.”
He noted that the Buhari he knows is a person who makes up his mind to act in a particular way when he chooses to.
The clergyman said although many criticise the President for being slow in making decisions, leadership requires some firmness and promptness.
Bakare had earlier said the Federal Government’s approach in fighting corruption was defective and yet to produce any serious conviction after three years.
He, however, asked President Buhari to be more proactive in addressing the lapses in his administration in a bid to deliver good governance to the people.
The Latter Rain Assembly pastor noted how long it took the President to remove the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) over allegations of serious infractions.
Reacting to the insecurity issues in the country, including the repeated killings, Bakare alleged that the nation’s security was being politicised.
He recalled that during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, the former President was widely criticised and, in some cases, accused of sponsoring the abduction of the Chibok girls in 2014.
He, however, related this to the abduction of the Dapchi girls in Yobe in February, stressing that the return of the students needed to be queried.
Bakare said, “We’ve turned security issues into matters that we politic about, not knowing that none of us is safe as long as these things are not tackled headlong.
“There are too many questions to be asked. It looks like this is now becoming a clever ploy to manipulate the polity in a particular way; that’s what it seems to people. We have put cats in charge of our meat and we are having ourselves to blame.”