After meeting Buhari, Tunde Bakare rejects zoning 2023 presidency

Nigerian pastor, Tunde Bakare, has played down the importance of power rotation in Nigeria.

Bakare said that leaders should be judged from “not where they come from, but what they have to offer.”

He said this while speaking to State House correspondents after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Friday.

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“I’d said it on the 3rd of October. It’s our immaturity, politically and otherwise, that makes us say power must either be in the North or be in the South, instead of looking for the best, the fittest, the most competent, and people of character who love this nation,” Bakare said.

“Listen to me, if where the president comes from will make the place he has come from to be better, the Northern part of Nigeria should be richest and should be the most progressive and the most developed because out of 61 years, the North has produced either the president or heads of state for 40 to 41 years and yet, see the retrogression in the North.

“If it’s from the South, why should a person like former President Olusegun Obasanjo freeze and seize the account of Lagos State in his own tenure? If it’s from South-South or South-East, why couldn’t former President Goodluck Jonathan use all his powers to develop the South-South/South-East?

“Not where they come from, it’s what they carry and what they have to offer. May the best of the best of Nigerians rise, whether they’re from the East, from the West, from the North, or from the South.

“If there are agreements between politicians among themselves on rotation, a bargain is a bargain. That’s between them. But as far as this country is concerned, what we need at this stage is a man who can drive us to the Eldorado.”

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