Nigeria For Nigeria Movement: Bakare Says Present Constitution Can’t Work


The serving overseer of Citadel Global Community  Church (CGCC) Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that the Constitution amendment in Nigeria won’t work.
Bakare, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do the right thing that will move Nigeria forward.

 Speaking in his church auditorium located in the Ojota area of the state on the state of the nation Pastor Bakare insisted on immediate dropping of the unglorifying portion of Nigeria constitution, saying all amendments made to the constitution can never improve the situation of things in the country.

He said a group to be known as Nigeria for Nigeria Movement will soon be launched and  it would advocate for doing things right in the country.
The fiery clergyman noted that the patching done to the constitution can never bring the desired change because the 1999 constitution has deviated from the ancient landmark the founding  fathers of Nigeria set.
Pastor Bakare explained that nothing in the 1999 constitution that includes the provision of 1960 and 1963 constitutions which were arrived at through negotiations, adding that, the 1999 constitution either amended or not is unglorifying death certificates.
 He wondered  why a leader would insist that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable, saying “they seem to protect the unity that serves their selfish interest.”
Pastor Bakare stated that the time has come for Nigeria citizens to be informed and make compelling demands from those in authority.
He said there will be a change of guard in the course of this year 2021, adding that what he meant by that is that there will be fresh hands and new people to change things in Nigeria.
He explained that the formation of Nigeria for Nigeria Movement would include the youths, those in diaspora and people desirous of a better change in the country.
Pastor Bakare explained that the youths and those in diaspora have been marginalised when it comes to voting, assuring that this time around, everything humanly possible will be done to get them included in the voting process.
“Nigeria for Nigeria Movement is taking the battle to the youth. We know what it is to stir them up, they won’t give the youth power until they demand for it,” he said.
Pastor Bakare, while shedding more light on the essence of the movement, said certain things needed to be put in place before the 2023 general elections.
He wondered why the conduct of elections should generate much tension in Nigeria, when it is conducted with ease in other climes.
“We need to put our house in order before putting our hat to the ring.”
 He said the movement will be involved in open square campaigns and sensitisation programmes and it will not work alone, that it will work with other groups and its launch shall be with a loud noise.
On clamour for rotational presidency he wondered in what way rotational presidency has benefited the zone that produced the president.
He said what is important is for Nigerians to look for competent hands to run affairs of the country, adding that if rotational presidency arrangement was adopted to make the country peaceful so be it.

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