Senior Pastor of the Later Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has declared that he will lead a nationwide protest against any attempt by the military to usurp power in Nigeria.
Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, the Convener, Save Nigeria Group, SNG, maintained that a bad civilian dispensation was preferable to a military government.
According to Bakare, “We don’t want the military to return to power. I have said I will not participate in any protest again, but if the military dares return, I will personally mobilise all the forces in this country to hit the streets and protest. It is not a threat but a promise.”
“The notion that the Nigerian nation is non-negotiable will remain contested through agitations, until we summon enough courage to put it to the test, and prove, through the outcome, that we are indeed prepared to become a truly united nation.”
Bakare also supported the call by some sections of Nigerians calling for restructuring of the country.
He said, “The hues and cries for restructuring in our nation appear not to have been well received by this present government. The inquisitive may ask: Why must we restructure? We must restructure to correct the flaws in our federal system.
“A federated state is defined as a territorial and constitutional community forming part of a federal union.
“In a true federal system, previously sovereign states agree to confer their individual sovereignties on a central government.
Recall that Bakare had earlier stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering well from the sickness that has kept him out of office.