The Senior Pastor and Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, yesterday afternoon visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Villa.
This is coming just 82 days after the cleric vowed not to visit the president again.
Buhari and Bakare have been friends for years. They contested together in 2011 under the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change.
The President’s Special Adviser, (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, posted the pictures of the duo with a caption that read: “President Buhari receives Pastor Tunde Bakare in State House on 15th Oct 2021.”
Recall that Bakare, 82 days ago, in his ‘state of the nation’ message on July 25, spat fire, condemning Buhari over atrocities and excesses of his government and vowed not to visit the President again.
Bakare had at the time said, amongst others, “I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free”.
He further explained that injustice and lack of equity were responsible for the recent calls for secession in the country.
During yesterday’s visit, in his response to the current situation of the nation, the renowned clergyman asked for a change of guards, which he defined as new blood in the system.
The pastor stated that individuals close to the president are fed up with the situation, therefore the need for skilled hands.
He said, “Change of guards simply means that we need fresh hands and insights into how to fix the problems of Nigeria.
“Everyone looks tired around the President and we need a change of guards to bring competent people to handle critical issues.
“I’m not advocating for a coup d’etat, God forbid; that will set us back by many years again. Military coup landed us in the trouble we are”.