…Says 1999 Constitution ‘glorified death certificate’
The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has announced the inauguration of the Nigeria for Nigerians (N4N) Movement.
Pastor Bakare, who announced the movement yesterday, during his ‘state of the nation’ address, titled: ‘The Black Box of Nigeria’s politics’ in Oregun, Lagos, said the launch is an indication that “it is time for Nigerians to take back Nigeria”, adding that the address would be the last he will deliver in the church.
He said that the N4N Movement was inaugurated because “it is time for Nigerians to take back their nation;” adding, “There will be a change of government in 2023.”
Recall that in March 2018, Bakare had also announced his plan to form a political movement to champion the restructuring of Nigeria.
He said the new movement would be christened the ‘New Nigeria Progressive Movement,’ which would “fight to entrench true federalism in the country”.
The preacher described the 1999 Constitution as Nigeria’s “glorified death certificate,” tracing the nation’s socio-economic and political challenges to a faulty political foundation, following the destruction of its original political structure by the military.
He reasoned that ethnic, religious and secessionist agitations in the East, West and North were indications that Nigeria was in dire need of restructuring. According to him, where the next President comes from is not of utmost importance.
He lamented that those insisting on the 2023 elections before restructuring, “are putting the cart before the horse”.
He warned the President that unless he restructured the country before leaving office, “history will recall that you failed”.